East Jordan High School Students Unveil New Invasive Species Boat-Washing Sign

East Jordan High School biology students held a ribbon cutting ceremony at the East Jordan Boat Launch Tuesday afternoon where they unveiled a new invasive species boat-washing sign.

Through the school year, East Jordan’s biology students have been learning about the impacts aquatic invasive species have on their community, particularly in Lake Charlevoix. Throughout their research, students decided that they would apply for a grant, and once it was approved, they bought the sign and tools for boaters to learn more and wash their boats to prevent the spread of invasive species.

“There’s definitely a concern for aquatic invasive species in and around our area,” said Anna Walker, East Jordan Middle-High School Science Teacher. “So getting the students involved in their community and doing some research and learning about invasive species and then being able to carry out this project was really, really great.”

Along with the ribbon-cutting ceremony, the students also gave a report on the dangers of invasive species.