Posted on January 26 2021
Reynoutria japonica, commonly known as Japanese knotweed, is an invasive species growing across the United States. It is commonly found along streams and rivers, in low-lying areas, disturbed areas such as rights-of-way, and around old homes and farmsteads. Locally, it is increasingly present along the Upper Delaware River and its tributaries. If left unmanaged, the species will spread along the river and everywhere it can find suitable conditions, all the while crowding out native riparian vegetation. This leads to habitat loss, soil erosion, and bank destabilization – all threats to the region’s ecosystems and the river’s water quality.
Friends of the Upper Delaware River (FUDR) and their conservation partners received funding to research and document the extent of knotweed colonization and its impacts on soils and aquatic habitat. This year, we are establishing three demonstration sites where landowners can see different options for managing, controlling, or even eradicating knotweed using a variety of low-cost techniques.
Join us and our event partners, New York League of Conservation Voters, Penn State’s Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center, and Shippensburg University’s Center for Land Use and Sustainability to learn more about the research and knotweed management techniques during our free informational webinar. Event details are below.
Thursday, January 28th, 2021
6pm – 7pm
The webinar will feature the following speakers:
- Jeff Skelding, Friends of the Upper Delaware River
- Dr. Eric Burkhart, Penn State’s Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center and Dept. of Ecosystem Science & Management
- Dr. Claire Jantz, Shippensburg University Center for Land Use & Sustainability
- Steve Schwartz, Knotweed Project Consultant
We look forward to seeing you there! Please note: Zoom invitation will be sent the day before and day of the event. Please make sure to check your junk and spam folders.
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