Friday, July 08, 2011
New Yorkers: Beware of 'Monster' Plant Causing Blisters, Blindness
The agency has a Giant Hogweed Hotline at 845-256-3111 for people to call and report sightings...more
Somebody sue to have this listed as an endangered plant. After all, the giant hogweed is a "keystone" species and indicator of overall ecologic health.
New Yorkers need to experience how the Endangered Species Act works and understand this plant is deserving of immediate protection.
To that end, The Westerner is starting a Hault The Hogweed Hotline Campaign right here and now. Let's bring a hault to the destruction of this beautiful plant!
And wouldn't it be exciting if this plant was to show up in the confines of Washington DC? I can think of some great habitat to be designated there.