Scott Heffelfinger of Palmerton is one of six Wilkes University students participating in a summer research project with Ken Klemow, a professor in the biology department.

Students are examining a section of the Transco Interstate Pipeline owned by Wilkes for regrowth after expansion occurred in 2016. The students are assessing if pipeline corridors create a pathway for invasive plant species to spread into areas that have previously not been impacted. Findings will also illustrate the rate of revegetation and if the corridor may serve as a source of pollution for streams across the site.