first_imgSkip Published 7:58 am Thursday, October 20, 2011 You Might Like Brundidge reviews retail plan Where do we go from here? Wiley Blankenship, director Troy University Center for International Business and Economic Development, suggested that… read more Mark Salmon, director of the university’s physical plant, said the friendship and ongoing support from the watershed management authority is greatly appreciated.“They are friends and on-going supporters of our environmental efforts to improve the campus of Troy University,” he said.The Choctawhatchee, Pea and Yellow Rivers Watershed Management Authority is a state agency created in 1991 by the Alabama Legislature. It is responsible for managing the 2.3 million acres in the watersheds of southeast Alabama in the areas of water quality, water quantity, flood control and prevention and water conservation. Book Nook to reopen In addition, the species creates monocultures that reduce tree diversity along riparian zones, sunlight availability and suppress native species that are beneficial to wildlife and a healthy ecosystem.“Troy University cleared the acreage by removing the invasive species and implemented a chemical spraying program,” Gibson said. “Once the privet was cut and removed, a chemical application was used, just on the stumps, in a ‘spot application’ program to minimize runoff.”The $30,000 total project will provide a more functional property for wildlife that depend on native plants for healthy living and will improve water quality.“We appreciate the opportunity to have participated in this important and beneficial project with Troy University and commend Chancellor Hawkins for his efforts to address this serious threat to wildlife habitat and water quality degradation on the campus,” Gibson said. Email the author Around the WebDoctor: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Health VideosIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Troy University working to remove invasive plant Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Barbara Gibson, CPYRWMA executive director, said one five-acre parcel that had been invaded by the Chinese privet, is adjacent to McKinley Avenue and west of Janice Hawkins Park.“And intermittent tributary crosses the property and was heavily infested with Chinese privet,” Gibson said. “The stream is a tributary of Persimmon Branch, which empties into Walnut Creek. The additional two-acre parcel is on Collegedale Street and was also degraded by the invasive plant species.”Gibson said that experts suggested that chemicals released from Chinese privet affect water quality for macro-invertebrates such as crayfish and snails. Latest Stories Print Article By Jaine Treadwell By The Penny Hoarder Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Sponsored Content Troy University has taken steps to eliminate a highly invasive plant species, Chinese privet from seven acres on the Troy campus.The Choctawhatchee, Pea and Yellow Rivers Watershed Management Authority (CPYRWMA) provided $15,000 to assist with the project.The funds were presented to Troy University Chancellor Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr. Wednesday by Rep. Alan Boothe and Judge William “Bill” Stone, who represent Pike County on the CPYRWMA board of directors.last_img read more