This page was created to help educate the public on invasive phragmites. Many thanks to Pam Grassmick & the Beaver Island Association for altering us of the problem, sharing information, advice and for being such a great role model.
Many thanks to Carol Apol as well. She's the Pam Grassmick of Norwood Twp. This concerned citizen made it her mission to educate, inform and gather the support of her neighbors to eradicate invasive phragmites from their Lake Michigan shoreline. The results of her hard work: 100% participation from lakeshore property owners affected by phragmites gave permission for treatment this past fall. Governor Granholm, Senator Jason Allen, and Representative Kevin Elsenheimer commended her efforts & presented their signed resolution in September.Education is key to controlling this plant. It can easily spread if improper control methods are used!!!!Please review the information provided here.
Be sure to continue to the next page - where you will find important information on methods of control, chemical concerns, etc. Also, take some time to visit the sites below!