- Associated Press - Monday, December 7, 2015

GROSSE ILE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - Efforts are taking place along western Lake Erie to map invasive plant species and deal with problematic plants.

Technicians based at the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge in the past year visited more than 7,000 acres of marshy habitats to see how Lake Erie’s coastal wetlands are changing.

Work includes online mapping through the Michigan Invasive Species Information Network and efforts to curb invasive plants that snarl waterways.

The work was boosted by a Michigan Invasive Species Grant from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. Fourteen organizations that are part of the Detroit River-Western Lake Erie Cooperative Weed Management Area contributed additional funds, staff and equipment.

The weed management area stretches from southwest Detroit to the Michigan-Ohio border. The refuge includes more than 5,800 acres.

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Online:

https://www.fws.gov/refuge/detroit_river

https://www.misin.msu.edu


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