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Lyme Biodiversity Working Group: meet at the entrance to the Big Rock Preserve, Market Street.

Japanese Knotweed Removal Update The Lyme Biodiversity Working Group (LBWG) is continuing its pro-active attack on Japanese knotweed infestations in Big Rock Preserve and at other locations along Grant Brook. In early August, a group of boys from Kingswood Camp in Piermont worked on patches on Market Street and in Big Rock. It was their second working visit. On August 14, a group of Hypertherm volunteers, organized by the Upper Valley Land Trust, also worked in Big Rock, and Community College of Vermont has signed up for a second stint in early October. The two stewards the LBWG hired at the summer’s beginning are continuing their intensive work at Big Rock and at Hewes Brook. They also are mapping knotweed sites around town. The LBWG continues to have weekly, Tuesday meetings beginning 10:00 am at the Northern Woodlands magazine’s offices on the Lyme Common. Please feel free to join us. Watch Northern Woodlands’ blog site for a feature about LWBG’s activities. Volunteers are welcome, and we encourage you to come to a field session to learn how you can deal 10 with knotweed on your own property. Check the LBWG out on the Lyme Conservation Commission Facebook page, or send an e-mail to either biodiversitygroupoflyme@gmail or the Conservation Commission’s inbox: conservation@lymenh.gov.