On a blisteringly hot Friday afternoon, two members of the Waitsfield Conservation Commission offered a tour of the town’s fledgling efforts at controlling knotweed on a portion of the town-owned Austin
The Waitsfield Select Board approved a plan to re-issue a request for proposals, seeking a new plan to combat invasive species on the town-owned Austin parcel.
The Waitsfield Conservation Commission asked the
By Lyndon Virkler
I was unable to attend the meetings in Waitsfield on the Japanese knotweed issue, but have been following the story in The Valley Reporter and wanted to reinforce what others have
By Clark Amadon
This is an attempt to provide another perspective about the proposed project to re-establish a flood plain forest along the Mad River at the so-called Austin parcel in Waitsfield. I take this
Hearing strong opposition from dozens of citizens to a proposal to use herbicides on a pilot plan to reduce Japanese knotweed and other invasives on town land, the Waitsfield Conservation Commission will consider that
By the board and staff of Friends of the Mad River
Friends of the Mad River (FMR) is dedicated to stewarding the Mad River Valley’s healthy land and clean water for our community and for future generations. We
By Dorothy Tod
I live on the Mad River and my knotweed education had been fostered by the both the 1998 flood and Irene.
After the 1998 flood, it looked like the flood took my extensive knotweed stand
In Greek mythology Sisyphus, the king of Ephyra, was punished for his deceitfulness and duplicity by being forced to roll an immense boulder up a hill, only to watch it come back to hit him, repeating this for
It was a full house at the Waitsfield Conservation Commission’s July 17 meeting with several dozen people in attendance to comment on a plan to use herbicides as one tool to manage knotweed on the town-owned Austin
The Waitsfield Conservation Commission will try a pilot project to contain the invasive plant Japanese knotweed along the Mad River on the five-acre Austin parcel, immediately north of the Lareau swim