17 Nov '11, 9pm

Former Bread Truck Transformed Into Emergency "Invasive Plant Eradication Unit"

Former Bread Truck Transformed Into Emergency "Invasive Plant Eradication Unit"

Categorizing "invasive " species can be a tricky thing. One person's "invasive" may be another person's ornamental plant, but one thing is clear: species which are taken out of their natural ecosystems and placed in other locales where they have no predators nor competition means they spread unchecked, often supplanting native species and diminishing local biodiversity. But one project in Houston, Texas is aiming to change those uneven odds. Part art project, part public awareness campaign and part invasive species management service, the Buffalo Bayou Invasive Plant Eradication Unit is the brainchild of eco-artist Mark Dion. Buffalo Bayou Partnership /via Funded by the Buffalo Bayou Partnership and the Houston Arts Alliance , Dion's Invasive Plant Eradication Unit runs out of a bread truck that was converted for the purpose of rolling around from neighborhood to neighborh...

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