With funding from the EPA Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, the Bay-Lake Regional Planning Commission plans to treat at least 1,000 acres of invasive phragmites, wild parsnip, and Japanese knotweed in Kewaunee County in 2018 and 2019 and help to establish a permanent management strategy.
According to Angela Kowalzek-Adrians of Bay-Lake, the effectiveness of the treatment is dependent on the inventory data of known locations. 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.
People 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. If you record a location for your property, please complete the permission form available at https://tinyurl.com/KewCoPermission.
For more information, contact Kowalzek-Adrians at AngelaKA@baylakerpc.org or 920-448-2820, ext. 106.