What is phragmites.org?
Phragmites.org is a non-governmental organization based on Harsens Island in Lake St. Clair, Clay Township, St. Clair County, Michigan. The materials presented on this website are intended to assist homeowners and land stewards throughout Michigan control the invasive species Phragmites Australis. Within the Southeast Michigan area we provide workshops on "Practical Phragmites Control" and "Establishing a Phragmites Management Program" for local communities.
"It's time to take control of the Phragmites"
In August 2007 we started this website for the homeowners of Harsens Island, Michigan who were ready to take control of the phragmites which had invaded their island. Phragmites is the common reed plant which has taken over much or our shoreline, many of our canals and a major portion of the island's wetland areas. Our township has 8600 acres of phragmites. That is fourteen percent of our land and water. It out competes the native plants and creates a monoculture of reeds. It reduces the biodiversity of plants and therefore the biodiversity of animal life. It limits views, limits access to the lake, rivers and canals for recreational purposes, it reduces property values, destroys valuable landscaping and is a fire hazard to many buildings and utilities. Don't let this happen to you.
Phragmites.org Email Newsletter
If you would like to be on a email list to receive notices of phragmites control events and new information about controlling phragmites send your name along with a message which says "subscribe" to Newsletter@phragmites.org