Posted on May 14 2021
Japanese Knotweed is a highly pervasive and opportunistic invasive plant that is rapidly spreading throughout the Upper Delaware River watershed. Knotweed crowds out native plant species that are more effective at stabilizing soils and fostering healthy habitat conditions. We are studying the impacts of its shallow root system, which we believe causes highly erosive conditions that contribute to one of the Upper Delaware River’s most pressing ecological problems – accelerated sedimentation that negatively impacts aquatic habitat and widens and warms the river.
Please join FUDR and our conservation partners National Fish & Wildlife Foundation, National Park Service, and New York League of Conservation Voters to learn more about how we can start to control this undesirable plant that threatens the river we all love.
If you want to learn more about knotweed management techniques, join us at any of these events!
June 5, 1PM – 4 PM Skinners Falls Boat Launch
June 19, 10AM – 1PM Hancock Firemen’s Field, Hancock NY
July 17, 11AM – 2PM Will Smith Memorial Park, Deposit NY
These events are are fun, educational, and suitable for all ages!
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