In fall 2022, Saginaw Bay CISMA, in cooperation with the county road commissions of Bay, Huron, and Arenac Counties, will be treating phragmites along roadside ditches and rights-of-way.
Why treat roadsides?
Roadside ditches and rights-of-way are one of the most common pathways for invasive species spread!
- Mowers, tractors, and cars can pick up the seeds and plant fragments and carry them along.
- Plants that spread through root fragments or sprout after mowing activities can sprout and return with a vengeance.
- Roadside ditches are like a road for aquatic invasive species to easily spread into new wet areas.
Where Are we treating?
We plan to do roadside treatment in these mapped areas!