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Japanese knotweed (Fallopia japonica) is an extremely invasive plant that can tolerate moist soils and can propagate itself through fragmentation.  Our chapter has made a commitment to assist Richard Kittelson, Northeast Iowa RC & D Project Coordinator, with several work days posted under Upcoming Events to demonstrate various control techniques.  At this time, all volunteers will meet in the parking lot across the street from the Waterville Lutheran Church, 101 Main Street, Waterville, Iowa 52170.  Work days will run from 8:00 am through noon. Please bring work gloves, bug spray, water, sun screen and a smile.  To volunteer for a work day, please contact Josh Dansdill at 563-864-7112 or
 and/or Kent Kleckner at

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New 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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