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DEC holding webinar about invasive jumping worms in Western New York

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Posted at 4:18 AM, Aug 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-25 04:18:37-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — The New York Department of Environmental Conservation is holding a webinar Tuesday about the invasive jumping worms in Western New York.

Last week we told you about how a University at Buffalo professor says Amynthas, invasive "jumping" earthworms with destructive potential, are appearing in Western New York area.

The Department of Environmental Conservation says these worms damage the following

  • soil ecosystems
  • soil structure
  • nutrient cycling
  • physical stability of plant communities around them

The webinar takes place from 10-11:30 a.m.

You can find a link here.