Invasive Plant Removal Restores Michigan Wildlife Santuary

Frog-bit is an invasive aquatic plant that forms thick, dense mats that can quickly crowd out native plants and degrade fish and wildlife habitat. Fish and waterfowl can also become trapped within the frog-bit mats, as can any boats trying to traverse the afflicted waterways. The Michigan United Conservation Clubs and Michigan Department of Natural Resources have partnered to remove frog-bit from the Alpena Wildlife Sanctuary to stop the spread of its colonies and raise public awareness over this issue. Volunteers were trained to recognize and effectively remove frog-bit. Teams of volunteers were then sent out in kayaks to hand-pull all the frog-bit they could find. Read more here.

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