Phragmites Workshop: Thursday, June 18, 6:30 pm

Stop by Gallagher Creek Park, 2780 Silver Bell Rd (click here for map), at 6:30 pm tomorrow to learn more about Phragmites, its effects on our native ecosystems, and steps we can take to control this very large invasive grass. We will walk through the basics of Phragmites control, including identifying Phragmites, getting supplies, timing of control, getting permits, and the actual control work. The entire workshop will last about 1 hour.

Hope to see you there!

Phragmites along Mead Rd. at O'Connor Nature Park. August 2014 before treatment.
Phragmites along Mead Rd. at O’Connor Nature Park. August 2014 before treatment.
Using controlled burning to remove dead Phragmites that was treated in fall 2014. Burning will not kill Phragmites! We removed the dead thatch to allow native plants to grow again.
In early spring, 2015 we used controlled burning to remove dead Phragmites that was treated in fall 2014. Burning will not kill Phragmites! We remove the dead thatch in areas that we have treated to allow native plants to grow again.

About Ben VanderWeide

I am the Natural Areas Stewardship Manager for Oakland Township Parks and Recreation in southeast Michigan. I have a doctorate in biology (focused on plant ecology) and I am passionate about protecting and managing natural areas.

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