Saturday, April 09, 2005

Riparian Rip-out

According to this story at, Britain's Environment Agency is asking landowners along the Surrey River to pitch in to help control the invasive aquatic plant floating pennywort (Hydrocotyle ranunculoides). The EA wants the landowners to rake out any of the plant growing around their property, making sure to keep any of it from floating downstream. Meanwhile, the EA has been working all winter to remove these plants, citing the increased risk of flooding and blocked access to the river as major problems.

Bonus points to for using the scientific name of the plant.

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