Two primary objectives surfaced for Wymbolwood Beach residents: maintaining biodiversity and the recreational and aesthetic functions of the beach. Wymbolwood Beach residents noticed a loss of native plants, including flowering plants valued by the community, and a reduction in the presence of frogs and toads. In addition, large infestations were blocking views and access to the beach. The beach and shore areas are primarily used for walking, swimming, kite surfing, kayaking, canoeing, and paddle boarding; all activities potentially impacted by large monoculture stands of non-native Phragmites.
Recent blog posts
- Who is bugging Phragmites? The insect herbivores of Common Reed August 3, 2021
- Research Round-Up: Spring 2021 April 13, 2021
- Research Round-Up: Winter 2020 April 13, 2021
Adirondack Park Biodiversity biosolids CISMA Collective Impact control Department of Natural Resources Detroit River- W. Lake Erie CWMA Disposal diversity EDRR funding Fungal endophytes Germination GLRI habitat restoration herbicide invasive invasive species Lake Erie CWMA Lambton Shores landowners management Michigan MIPN monitoring native phragmites New York Northwest Michigan ISN Ohio Ontario PAMF partnerships Permits Phragmites Phragmites australis prescribed fire prioritization Research TNC U.S. Geological Survey volunteers wetlands Wisconsin DNR Wymbolwood Beach