Help sought to locate invasive plants in Kewaunee County for treatment, management
KEWAUNEE COUNTY – The Bay-Lake Regional Planning Commission is asking county residents to help it locate invasive plant species, with a plan to treat and eventually manage them.
With funding from the Environmental Protection Agency's Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, the commission will treat at least 1,000 acres of invasive phragmites, wild parsnip, and Japanese knotweed in Kewaunee County in 2018 and 2019 and help establish a permanent management strategy.
Treatments can occur on both public and private property. Permission forms will go out to all landowners where the presence of one of the target invasive species have been recorded.
However, the commission noted in a press release that the effectiveness of the treatment depends on the inventory data of known locations.
Those who know of invasive species locations are asked to notify the Bay-Lake Regional Planning Commission by accessing an online mapping app at www.baylakerpc.org. Also, those who record a location on their property should complete the permission form available at tinyurl.com/KewCoPermission.
For more information, call Angela Kowalzek-Adrians of the Bay-Lake Regional Planning Commission at 920-448-2820, Ext. 106, or email [email protected].
This article originally appeared on Green Bay Press-Gazette: Help sought to locate invasive plants in Kewaunee County for treatment, management