Project Title & Description
Anchor Bay/St. Clair Flats Phragmites Control and Education Project
This project supports the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative and the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement, pursuant to Public Law 111-88. Specifically, this project will utilize an integrated approach of herbicide treatment, prescribed fire, and mowing on 1,000 acres of St. Clair Flats (including Dickinson Island) and 200 acres surrounding Anchor Bay to control invasive Phragmites in northern Lake St. Clair. Additionally, education and outreach programs will provide information about the control and management of this invasive species. By controlling invasive Phragmites, the project will maintain or improve the conditions of native fish and wildlife. It will further the protection and restoration of Great Lakes aquatic and terrestrial habitats, including physical, chemical, and biological processes and ecosystem functions.