"Amid talk of building a wall between the U.S. and Mexico, a crew of Mexicans and Americans in Texas has been blurring borders, working together to eradicate giant cane, a tall bamboo-style invasive grass that constricts the #RioGrande. Traveling with @nytimes reporter @mannynyt, the photographer @tamirhasacellphone spent 3 days watching the crew burn cane along the river. Their firehouse was a campsite on the Mexican side, where they used satellite phones and a map held down by stones, to plot the day's fire. The closest thing they had to a fire truck was 2-seat canoes. By the end of the project, the crew — 6 members of Los Diablos, a Mexican firefighting team, and several Americans from @nationalparkservice, @mypubliclands and the @tamu forest service — had burned 110 acres of cane in a week on the American side. The fire only wounds the plants. Workers would return later to spray the blackened sites with a herbicide. We'll be sharing more photos by @tamirhasacellphone this #nytweekender." By nytimes on Instagram.
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