Invasive plant species to be treated in Kewaunee County under EPA grant
Treatment and management of invasive plant species in Kewaunee County will start in July under a grant to the Bay-Lake Regional Planning Commission from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
In 2018, the EPA awarded the planning commission nearly $600,000 in Great Lakes Restoration Initiative funding to manage at least 1,000 acres of invasive phragmites, wild parsnip and Japanese knotweed in the county.
Wild parsnip will be treated beginning in July, with phragmites and Japanese knotweed being treated from mid-August to early September.
Madison Smith, manager of the program for Bay-Lake, will help spearhead this project alongside county staff and Wildlife & Wetland Solutions, the company that will treat the invasive species.
For more information regarding sites being treated or to potentially have your land treated, visit baylakerpc.org/services/environmental/invasive-species-management. The site offers an interactive map and permission form to have one's property treated, if funds are still available.
For more information, contact Smith at 920-448-2820 or [email protected].
This article originally appeared on Green Bay Press-Gazette: Invasive plant species to be treated in Kewaunee County under EPA grant