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
plants in the Delaware River watershed -- Japanese Knotweed. Jamie
field biologist with the National Park Service Upper Delaware Scenic
Recreational River (UPDE), will lead the program for citizens,
and students who want to know more about the invasive plant.
This beautiful(but troublesome), bamboo-like plant lines the Upper
riverbanks in many areas. The session will explore the threat this
poses to the river ecosystem, options for controlling it on your
property, particularly on stream banks, what local groups are doing
it, and how you can get involved in your own community.
Participants will tour the pilot project patch of Japanese Knotweed
confluence of the Willowemoc and Little Beaverkill. The Environmental
Science class at Livingston Manor Central School have (has) been
eradication techniques and tracking the growth of a control patch.
The program will be held at Renaissance Park in downtown Livingston
(next to municipal parking lot at stoplight.) Rain or shine. After
session, participants can stay to enjoy the Trout Parade, which
kicks off at
1:00 with refreshments available late morning.
For more information, contact