8/30/12

In the news: Progress being made controlling aquatic invasive plants

Phragmites is an invasive grass that has found favorable conditions on and around Lake Michigan, and it can be very difficult to treat or control. But good news in the fight against the plant comes from Emmet County, Michigan.

From PetsokeyNews.com
“After almost three years of hard work, Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council, Emmet County and Lake Michigan shoreline owners have nearly knocked phragmites down.

The program began in 2010 with close to 300 separate stands of phragmites spread across almost 7.5 acres in Emmet County.

Now, after a recent survey, Petoskey's Tip of the Mitt has found that only 87 stands remain, spread over 3 acres.”
Read the complete article above to find out more about how this invasive plant is being effectively controlled near the shores of Lake Michigan, and learn more about aquatic invasive plants with our pamphlet.

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