This photo, of a very healthy stand of invasive Phragmites, was taken at Cheyenne Point, right here on Beaver Island, just ten years ago!
Ed Leuck sent it to Pam Grassmick yesterday, and she forwarded it to me.
I was just there yesterday, at Cheyenne Point, with Pam Grassmick and three of the contractors that will be handling the Phragmites treatment here this year.
There is invasive Phragmites there, still, and it will be included in this year’s treatment. This year, however, there are scattered stalks, topping out at perhaps four feet tall…certainly nothing like this high, dense stand!
We are doing good work here on Beaver island, to preserve our natural wonders and keep invasive species in check.
Thursday, August 28th, there will be a Public Meeting at the Peaine Township Hall, at 4PM, to address concerns regarding invasive Phragmites and its treatment. Please attend if you can.
Having now received the “go-ahead” from the federal agencies, we are hoping to get some volunteers to help with treatment on Garden, High and Whiskey islands. It’s not a walk in the park, but it is a day spent with knowledgeable, caring people in beautiful surrounding, for a worthy cause. Please consider helping, if you’re able.
I continue to be impressed by the community support, and donations of time and money for this ongoing project.
I hope you’re all as heartened by the progress we’ve made as I am!