April 7, 2011 —
NARROWSBURG, NY — “Spread the Word… Not the Weed! Battle the Invasion of Japanese Knotweed on our Native Plants, Riverbanks and Views” is the message of a new brochure produced through a partnership grant project coordinated by the Upper Delaware Scenic Byway (UDSB).
The brochure provides information on the plant’s characteristics, shows photos to identify it throughout its seasonal stages, describes its ability to quickly overwhelm native vegetation and offers helpful tips on management practices.
Twenty-five thousand copies of the glossy color brochure were delivered in late March. They are available free to property owners, gardeners, highway departments and others interested in learning about best practices to manage this prolific, invasive plant species.
Two public seminars will be held on Saturday, April 30, to raise further awareness about the detrimental effects of Japanese knotweed and discuss potential eradication strategies. Repeat sessions will take place from 4 to 5:30 p.m. and 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Tusten Town Hall, 210 Bridge Street in Narrowsburg.
The Federal Highway Administration’s National Scenic Byways Program awarded a $12,400 grant to UDSB for this Invasive Plant Species Educational Campaign, as well as for an unrelated project to install eight interpretive signs in each of the member communities along Route 97.
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