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President Victoria Fox admires the native plants that were installed in the Douglas-Fir Site during the 2017-2018 school year. Hannah Sheil/The Daily

UW School of Environmental and Forest Sciences graduate student and “Plant Wizard” Victoria Fox spoke recently to The Daily about her work as president of the UW chapter of the Society of Ecological Restoration (SER).

Fox was previously a volunteer, secretary and treasurer of SER at UW. She walked around with a reporter from The Daily to show what ecological restoration work has been done by SER around campus.

“…she explained that native species actively provide ecological services to the surrounding environment.”

“‘By having a fresh, healthy soil with plants that have roots in it, these plants are able to filter out toxins and other things that aren’t good for the water,’ Fox said.

“Other ecological services include pollination, soil compaction, storm and flood resistance, and temperature regulation.”

Read the full story and find out how to get involved in SER here.