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Volunteers recently spent several hours taking out the invasive Asian Bush Honeysuckle along the West Fork of the White River in Noblesville.

Indianapolis Star

NOBLESVILLE — An army of Boy Scouts and other volunteers muscled out a bothersome intruder at the White River Saturday morning: invasive plants.

The workers yanked and sawed and snipped their way through a thicket of Asian Bush Honeysuckle and Garlic Mustard on 850 feet of the east riverbank near State Road 32.

Tim Stottlemyer, Noblesville’s MS4 Coordinator (Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System), said the program is an effort to make the riverfront more accessible as the city develops it for recreation.

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Tim Stottlemyer, manager of Noblesville’s Clean Storm Water Program, explains to volunteers how to cut down Asian bush honeysuckle, an invasive species, along the White River in Noblesville, Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020. The removal by volunteers is part of a larger