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Image result for japanese knotweedJapanese knotweed (Fallopia japonica) is an extremely invasive plant that can tolerate moist soils and can propagate itself through fragmentation. Many streams in our area have this noxious weed growing in thick dense patches. These patches shade and out-compete native vegetation. With very little root fibers to collect and hold sediment, they destabilize streambanks causing bank failure and contributing great amounts of sediments.

For more information on the Japanese knotweed Project, go to http://www.northeastiowarcd.org/japanese-knotweed-eradication-project-in-paint-creek/.

Image result for new zealand mud snailNew Zealand Mud Snails (Potamopyrgus antipodarum) is a very small freshwater snail native to New Zealand and was recently found in Black Earth Creek in Wisconsin.

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