Alex Norbrook ’22 Pens Op-ed about Hazards of Invasive Vines in Maryland Matters


In an op-ed for Maryland Matters, Park junior Alex Norbrook expertly and beautifully discusses the history of invasive vines in the U.S., the hazards of these vines, and how they can be stopped. As an intern for the Chesapeake Climate Action Network, Alex conducted research for a campaign around invasive vines. 

English ivy and Oriental bittersweet sound sweetly familiar. But these are invasive vines. Spreading wildly through our gardens and natural spaces, they glue themselves to trees — felling them one by one — and doom our ecosystems. Once you know what to look for, you too will see invasive vines everywhere. They are even in the yard next door.

Alex served as an intern for Chesapeake Climate Action Network, a co-leader of Park’s Climate Change Committee, the political co-chair for Sunrise Movement Baltimore, and he is a member of Baltimore County’s Youth Climate Initiative Work Group.

Read Alex’s op-ed in Maryland Matters here

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