Project Title & Description
Long-term Phragmites Control through the Lake Erie Cooperative Weed Management Area
This project supports the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative and the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement, pursuant to Public Law 112-10. The Nature Conservancy will use fire/mechanized treatments, follow-up herbicide treatments, and reseeding with native species to eradicate or control invasive Phragmites australis on approximately 900 acres of western Lake Erie shoreline in Ottawa, Sandusky and Erie Counties, Ohio. This project will restore remnant coastal wetlands that support an estimated 500,000 waterfowl and migratory shorebirds as well as fish spawning habitat.