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Public Meeting - Local Water Bodies Threatened by Invasive Phragmites!
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Public Meeting - Local Water Bodies Threatened by Invasive Phragmites!

From: http://www.grandhaven.org

Wednesday, March 23, 6:30 to 8:30pm
Spring Lake District Library
 
Phragmites (“frag-my-tees” AKA Giant Reed Grass) grows up to 15 feet tall, has rhizomes 60 feet long, blocks waterfront views, destroys wildlife habitat, crowds out natural species, creates a safety hazard, and spreads alarmingly fast!
                                                 
Learn how to recognize this giant reed grass that is taking over wetlands, bayous, streams and banks of the Grand River. Gain an understanding of the regional threat posed by invasive phragmites, especially if left untreated. Discover individual and community treatment methods to eradicate and control phragmites.
Presenters include Shaun Howard from The Nature Conservancy, Jennifer Jermalowicz-Jones of Lakeshore Environmental, and Todd Bowen of JFNew.
          
Please join us, and bring your neighbors! This meeting is free. Refreshments will be provided.
Sponsored by the Ottawa Co. Invasive Phragmites Control Group and Wetland Watch
Questions: visit  www.wetland-watch.org, or call Leslie Newman, 616 844-3066

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