Coordinators want reports
By Gary Ridderbusch
of nonnative phragmites
The public is being asked to report invasive species spreading westward from the Great Lakes to their respective county invasive species coordinators, according to a local and state invasive species specialists.
The very tall, densely growing grass known as phragmites australis, or common reed grass, is beginning to settle in on roadsides, wetlands and lake shorelines, according to Stacy Schumacher, Department of Natural Resources (DNR) water resources management specialist.