Thursday, May 6, 2010

Vermont Rooting Out Japanese Knotweed and Garlic Mustard

Brad Elliot and his team from the Nature Conservancy are working together to root out Japanese knotweed and garlic mustard through the Winooski River floodplain forest in Richmond, Vermont. These two invasive species weaken the riverbank, lessening its ability to protect Richmond from severe flooding. The good thing about Japanese knotweed and garlic mustard is its edible and restaurants in the area use them as ingredients in their meals. To read more about the team eradicating invasive species, click here.