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Dealing With Japanese Knotweed


Three years ago, almost to the day, the Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation (JDCF) stewardship staff began spotting a new invasive plant, Japanese Knotweed, around streams and drainage ditches in the Galena area. This prolific weed has now invaded waterways across Jo Daviess County, and is currently found on properties in and around Galena, Lena, Nora, and Stockton.

JDCF staff is eager to halt the spread of Japanese Knotweed and will remove it from private property at no cost to the landowner as part of our Early Detection and Rapid Response Program, which allows for quick action in combati...

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