Arkansas Valley: Tamarisk leaf beetle release today

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From The Pueblo Chieftain (Peter Roper):

Pueblo city officials and Colorado State University scientists are unleashing an insect war against the tamarisk trees that are flourishing along the Arkansas River, Fountain Creek and Lake Minnequa. Anthony Norton, an entomologist at the Fort Collins campus, will release about 7,000 Asian beetles Friday morning near the confluence of the Arkansas River and Fountain Creek and a similar number of beetles at Lake Minnequa later in the day.

I hope the critters are hungry, reproduce like crazy and kill off a bunch of the invasive species.

More Coyote Gulch coverage here and here.

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