Japanese knotweed (_Polygonum cuspidatum_) is a highly invasive plant that grows rapidly and crowds out native plants destroying natural habitat in the process. For years, the dykes along DeBoville Slough in Port Coquitlam were badly infested until the “Friends of DeBoville Slough”:http://www.fodbs.org/index.html began an aggressive program of regularly cutting the knotweed down to the ground. The cut plants were then hauled off by the CIty for incineration. To read a short update on the success of the knotweed removal program, please click “here”:/assets/bmn/doc/JapKnot.pdf. The next knotweed removal work party is Saturday June 22 from 9am til noon. For more info, see “Events”:http://www.bmn.bc.ca/events/1433/volunteer-opportunity-knotweed-removal-at-deboville-slough. Volunteers are always welcome!