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Volunteers sought to eradicate weeds along Plum Creek in Penn Hills

Dillon Carr
| Saturday, May 19, 2018 11:18 a.m
Japanese knotweed, the region's most-pervasive invasive plant species.

The Penn Hills Shade Tree Commission aims to restore a portion of Plum Creek that runs through a park in Penn Hills.

The first step, said commission President Kathy Raborn, is to cut down Japanese knotweed — an invasive plant native to Asia — along the creek’s banks.

The commission is looking for volunteers to join in on the effort. Work is set to start at 9 a.m. June 2 at Penn Hills Community Park, 120 Colorado St. A second date to eradicate the weed is set for Aug. 18 at the same park. Rain dates for each event are scheduled for the day after at the same time.

“During the fall of 2018, we will be replanting the banks of the creek with native trees and shrubs,” Raborn said in an email.

Volunteers are asked to bring work gloves and pruning shears.

Dillon Carr is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at 412-871-2325, or via Twitter @dillonswriting.

Dillon Carr is a Tribune-Review reporter. You can contact Dillon at 724-850-1298, or via Twitter .

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