Michigan Sea Grant, Tawas students partner in invasive management, habitat restoration project

A stand of invasive Phragmites plants towered over the heads of Tawas Area Middle School students as they stood in the thick of it all wearing waders and smiles. These students, through their applied learning, are partners in a community habitat restoration effort aimed at managing this invasive wetland plant in an area located near the local hospital.

The Iosco County Conservation District, Huron Pines, Huron Pines AmeriCorps, Michigan Sea Grant, Michigan State University Extension, along with several community partners and the Ascension St. Joseph Hospital, have been working together to manage this particular Phragmites stand since 2017.

Michigan Sea Grant is a collaborative effort of the University of Michigan and Michigan State University to foster economic growth and protect Michigan’s coastal, Great Lakes resources through education, research and outreach.

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