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