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Fifteen members of the Wounded Warrior Project visited Alice L. Kibbe Life Science Station in August.
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Kibbe Station Hosts Wounded Warrior Project Outing

September 2, 2016

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MACOMB, IL – Western Illinois University's Alice L. Kibbe Life Science Station recently partnered with the Warsaw Lion's Club and the Wounded Warrior Project for the fourth annual biological research experience for Wounded Warriors on Saturday-Sunday, August 27-28.

The Wounded Warrior Project works with injured service members, providing programming and raising awareness. The Kibbe station is located near Warsaw, along the Mississippi River, and includes 222 acres of University-owned land and 1,260 acres that is owned by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.

This past weekend, the event hosted 15 warriors from Illinois and several surrounding states. The warriors were able to participate in electrofishing and learn about native fish identification and ecology, invasive species, river ecology and history in the morning. Turtle trapping and aquatic macro-invertebrate identification took place in the afternoon.

The Warsaw Lion's Club provided the food and prepared meals for the veterans, while the weekend attendees stayed overnight in on-site dormitories. The on-site stay included a bonfire and a guided hike on Sunday to learn more about native and invasive plants, forest, and fire ecology.

"This was an amazing group of individuals and we were honored to spend a little time with them," said Kibbe Station Manager, James Lamer.

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