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Japanese Knotweed Program for Interested Citizens

or (What can We Do About Japanese Knotweed?)
Livingston Manor, June 2, 2004
Contact: Lisa M. Lyons, 845-439-3717

Livingston Manor, NY On Saturday, June 12th at 10:30AM, there will be a
free one-hour program on one of the most problematic non-native invasive
plants in the Delaware River watershed -- Japanese Knotweed. Jamie Myers, a
field biologist with the National Park Service Upper Delaware Scenic and
Recreational River (UPDE), will lead the program for citizens, homeowners
and students who want to know more about the invasive plant.

This beautiful(but troublesome), bamboo-like plant lines the Upper Delaware
riverbanks in many areas. The session will explore the threat this plant
poses to the river ecosystem, options for controlling it on your own
property, particularly on stream banks, what local groups are doing about
it, and how you can get involved in your own community.

Participants will tour the pilot project patch of Japanese Knotweed near the
confluence of the Willowemoc and Little Beaverkill. The Environmental
Science class at Livingston Manor Central School have (has) been testing two
eradication techniques and tracking the growth of a control patch.

The program will be held at Renaissance Park in downtown Livingston Manor
(next to municipal parking lot at stoplight.) Rain or shine. After the
session, participants can stay to enjoy the Trout Parade, which kicks off at
1:00 with refreshments available late morning.

For more information, contact
Lisa Lyons at 845.439.3717

  The 2013 Schedule

Parade Day

11:45 - 1:00 pm
Live Music and entertainment on Main Street.
Stilt walking by Tannis Kowalchuk and Brett Keyser of NaCl Theatre with a special celebration of The Weather Project.

1:00 pm
The 9th Annual Trout Parade steps off,
led by Grand Marshal
Jenny Lytton.

3:00 pm on
Main Street alive with unique shops, restaurants and the CAS Art Center.

Collectible Parade t-shirts and posters on sale.