Why is invasive Phragmites a problem?

Invasive Phragmites australis creates significant problems in communities by:

  • Increasing fire risk
  • Reducing road visibility
  • Blocking shoreline access
  • Lowering property values
  • Impairing ecosystems

What is the Great Lakes Phragmites Collaborative?

The GLPC is a partnership to improve communication and lead to more coordinated, efficient and strategic approaches to non-native Phragmites management and research.

What can you do?

  • Advocate for a Phragmites by-law, regulation, or other policy change
  • Save on control costs by targeting Phragmites at the first sign of invasion and coordinating control actions with regional partners
  • Partner with a nearby Cooperative Invasive Species Management Association (Michigan¬†or Wisconsin), Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Mangement (New York), or start your own.
  • Tell constituents and staff about Phragmites