The Delaware Highlands Conservancy and the Downtown Hawley Partnership are hosting a work day to remove mile-a-minute weed that is currently growing in Hawley’s popular Riverside Trail on August 23 from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
An invasive and fast-growing plant, known as mile-a-minute weed (Persicaria perfoliata), has been discovered in our region. This annual vine can grow up to six inches a day, quickly smothering other native plants and even ascending into the tree canopy where it becomes very dense.
The plant can be controlled early by hand-pulling.
Landowners throughout the Upper Delaware River region should remain vigilant in identifying and removing mile-a-minute weed on their properties. To identify it, look for a vine with alternate, triangular, light green leaves that are barbed on the underside, with round leaf-like structures surrounding the stem.
Learn more about this invasive plant and how to remove and control it from the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.
If you would like to participate in the work day, please register by contacting Jason Zarnowski at the Conservancy by sending email to: firstname.lastname@example.org or 570-226-3164 x. 6. Please bring your own work gloves, and lunch will be provided.For more information on programs, initiatives and special events, visit the Delaware Highlands Conservancy website. Click Here to sign up for regular updates from the Conservancy (upper right of the page), Like on Facebook and Follow on Twitter.