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4:41 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

Stopping Land Invasives Focus Of Upcoming Meeting

Phragmites
Phragmites
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Groups are meeting next month to try to stop the spread of invasive land plants in the Northwoods.

The Wisconsin Headwaters Invasive Partnership is hosting an open-to-the public meeting at Trees for Tomorrow in Eagle River.

Vilas County Invasive Species Coordinator Ted Ritter hopes many attend. He says there is already a robust effort to stop water invasives, but he says the land plant eradication effort needs more help. One speaker will discuss the effort to push back against phragmites another will talk about what invasives are already here and what can be done. Another speaker will talk about mapping invasive locations.

Ritter says in the afternoon the group wants to hear from the public...

 

"...so it's an opportunity to get up to date and let us have some input from the community on where we should be concentrating our efforts..."

 

Ritter says two things are going on about land invasives like Buckthorn...

 

"....it's a combination that the problem is getting worse and the other piece of it is people are becoming more aware....."

Registrations are required by February 7. More information is at the website whipinvasives.org