|As Allegheny Mountains' rivers and streams slowly come back to life after generations of neglect, residents are rediscovering the waterways' recreational and scenic value. But they are also finding a massive problem: mile upon mile of riparian area clogged with Japanese knotweed.
Natural Biodiversity is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization created to control invasive, non-native plants such as Japanese knotweed and to restore native plants within these watersheds. Holistic
|habitat-management techniques are being used to restore riparian buffers on sites throughout the Kiski-Conemaugh and upper Juniata drainages.
There's much to do, and we need your help! You can get involved in a variety of ways.
Click above to meet some of the people working to restore the Allegheny Mountains' natural heritage and to learn more about Natural Biodiversity's history, goals and approaches.