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Chadwick Arboretum and Learning Gardens began a project, two years ago, to renovate the Chadwick Lake. The project plans were to remove invasive plants, stock the lake with various species of fish and begin a native planting regime to increase biodiversity. The renovation began with the removal of the invasive plant, phragmites. The goal of this step was to manageably control any phragmites growth.
Congratulations, Nafeti Mheni! Nafeti was awarded a $20,000 grant from the Borlaug LEAP Fellowship program. The Borlaug-LEAP program is a leadership program that helps fund research and activities in the field of agriculture. Nafeti will travel to the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) in Mexico, Ethiopia, and expand his research in Tanzania. His project involves association analysis and genomic selection to breed for short season wheat that can avoid drought in Tanzania and Kenya. The grant will go into effect in June of 2013.