WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - An environmental grant is helping the City of West Lafayette protect the local watershed.
The city is one of five across the state to receive such a grant from Indiana American Water. The grant will allow the city to remove invasive shrubs along Wiggins Street near Purdue's campus.
The invasive species will be replaced with plants and grasses native to the region.
Greenspace Administrator Bryce Patz said the project will have many environmental benefits.
"It takes in all the carbon in the area. It sequesters that so we can get some clear air. It does help beautify the space," said Patz.
Patz said West Lafayette has already had plans to service the area.
"It's definitely one of those areas that has lived it's life. A lot of that plant material was put in in the 90's, so it's great for us to get that redone," said Patz.
The city will partner with the West Lafayette Tree Friends and the Tippecanoe Invasive Cooperative Task Force to complete the work.