Dr. Dirk Vanderklein, Montclair State University Speaks at Sunset Rotary Club Meeting
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, February 06, 2013, 03:20 PM EST
His work has revealed that a small patch of Japanese Knotweed uses as much water as a family of 4. This water use, accumulated over the scale of a large watershed can have significant negative effects on drinking water and on the aquatic habitat. Prior to Dr. Vanderklein’s work very little research had been known about the watershed-scale impacts of this plant species. We now know that Japanese Knotweed has a significant presence in the source areas of drinking water. It is hoped that as a result of Dr. Vanderklein’s extensive research a plan can be developed to retard the growth of this invasive species currently threatening the water supply in Northern N.J.
Sunset Rotary Club – Glen Rock, Paramus and Ridgewood, meets every Wednesday at the Bone Fish Grill, Paramus Park Mall.
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