Marsh Restoration Project
Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) and the Huron-Clinton Metroparks are planning on spraying part of Metro Beach Metropark, in Harrison Twp for control of Phragmites, an invasive wetland grass. The intent of the project is to protect coastal marshes (wetlands) within the St. Clair watershed through the control of common reed, or Phragmites. Treatment includes aerial and ground application of herbicide, followed by either prescribed burning or mowing.
This project is a four-year cooperative effort of the MDNR, the Huron-Clinton Metropolitan Authority, Harrison Township, Ducks Unlimited, Michigan Sea Grant, and the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments. Other partners/contributors include the St. Clair Flats Waterfowlers, Inc., and the St. Clair Parks and Recreation Commission.
For more information, call the Huron-Clinton Metropark at 810-227-2757 or Michigan Department of Natural Resources at 586-465-7214.