Lower Grand River Phragmites Control--A Public/Private Partnership Success Story

Numerous bayous and wetlands are present where the Grand River empties into Lake Michigan in Ottawa County. This area emcompasses over one thousand acres across approximately 10 miles of river and has become populated by common reed (Phragmites australis) in recent years. Before the common reed became wide spread and established, early detection/rapid response (EDRR) efforts were initiated to identify and control the populations. Presentation by Melanie Manion of Ottawa County Parks and Recreation Commission and Todd Bowen of GEI Consultants of MIchigan. Also by Brian Majka.