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District receives knotweed funding

June 21, 2012

HONESDALE, PA — The Wayne Conservation District has received $1,565 for a Japanese knotweed and invasive species demonstration site. Over the last decade, there has been a huge increase in the amount of Japanese knotweed and other invasive species along local waterways. In an effort to reduce non-point source pollution, in this case, soil erosion and sediment pollution, the conservation district is going to get rid of the knotweed and other invasive species along a section of the Lackawaxen River and replace it with a native vegetated buffer.

There will be a public demonstration day on July 11 at 1:30 p.m. at the Stourbridge Complex, located on Route 6 in Honesdale.

The Wayne Conservation District, National Park Service, The Lackawaxen River Conservancy, Lake Wallenpaupack Watershed Management District, Wayne Memorial Health Systems and Local Boy Scout Troop have partnered to complete this project. Call 570/253-0930.