September 24, 2016: Field Foray on Phragmites management and research in Detroit and western Lake Erie

Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 2:00pm
Hike Location: 
Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge Pole Barn along Jefferson Ave., 28007 W. Jefferson Avenue, Gibraltar, MI 48173. We strongly encourage carpooling and will be happy to facilitate meetups at the State Street/I-94 or other Park & Rides. Please let us know if you plan to attend and if you would like a ride. Estimated travel time is 45 minutes, although there is a UM home football game that day for which the start time has not yet been announced, so we recommend meeting at carpool sites at 8:45 and should arrive back by 3:00.

In response to comments and requests on the end-of-year surveys, we are offering a weekend foray farther afield than our usual Friday afternoon hikes. During this Saturday 10am-2pm field trip, we will hear from managers and researchers who have developed an interagency collaboration in the Detroit and Western Lake Erie area (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, The Nature Conservancy, Huron-Clinton Metroparks, and Eastern Michigan University, among others) focused on managing Phragmites and maintaining high quality wetlands along the Detroit River and Lake Erie shores.

BRING WATERPROOF BOOTS - PARTICIPANTS WILL BE WALKING THROUGH COASTAL WETLANDS UP TO 6-INCHES OF WATER

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Hike Facilitator: 
Greg Norwood (USFWS), Chris May (TNC), and Kristi Judd (EMU)