Still some salvinia

  • Contributed photo

    A volunteer cleans salvinia from the Kilauea River last year.

  • Jessica Else / The Garden Island

    The concentration of invasive salvinia has decreased since April floods washed it out of the Kilauea River, but there are still patches, like the bright green patch on the riverbank.

  • Jessica Else / The Garden Island

    Salvinia grows between California grass and around a floating stick in the Kilauea River.

  • Jessica Else / The Garden Island

    Pam Warren points out salvinia growing amongst the California grass on the Kilauea River bank.

  • Jessica Else / The Garden Island

    A flower floats near a patch of salvinia on the Kilauea River.

  • Jessica Else / The Garden Island

    Bob Warren drives “River Baby” down Kilauea River, with patches of salvinia clinging to the banks behind him.

KILAUEA — Many hands have removed large amounts of the invasive aquatic plant salvinia from the Kilauea River over the past few years, but nature’s April flooding really swept it downstream.

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