Group Getting To Root Of Non-Native Plant Invasion

Photo by Ellen Lockyer, KSKA - Anchorage.
Photo by Ellen Lockyer, KSKA – Anchorage.

Weed Whacking Warriors tackled invasive plants last weekend during an annual event sponsored by the Palmer Soil and Water Conservation District. KSKA’s Ellen Lockyer went along with them on a search and destroy mission to eradicate non-native plants.

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APTI Reporter-Producer Ellen Lockyer started her radio career in the late 1980s, after a stint at bush Alaska weekly newspapers, the Copper Valley Views and the Cordova Times. When the Exxon Valdez ran aground in Prince William Sound, Valdez Public Radio station KCHU needed a reporter, and Ellen picked up the microphone. Since then, she has literally traveled the length of the state, from Attu to Eagle and from Barrow to Juneau, covering Alaska stories on the ground for the AK show, Alaska News Nightly, the Alaska Morning News and for Anchorage public radio station, KSKA elockyer (at) alaskapublic (dot) org  |  907.550.8446 | About Ellen