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Volunteers Battle Rampant Ivy Overtaking Parks

Most of us have a workday morning routine. For some, a bit of exercise comes first. For others, it's two cups of coffee over the sports pages. In Olympia, Washington, teacher Kevin Head rises long before dawn on school days to go alone to a city park. There, his routine begins by asking the rampant ivy vines for forgiveness. "Thank you ivy for your tenaciousness, your strength," he said. "I ask you to let me take you out for the benefit of the world...

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