As part of a Great Lakes Restoration Initiative project, Ozaukee Washington Land Trust (OWLT) received permission from 177 private and public landowners to treat invasive Phragmites and/or invasive lyme grass on their properties.
Treatments will occur along the Pigeon River in Sheboygan County, Lake Michigan shoreline in Sheboygan and Ozaukee Counties, and select properties inland including the US Fish and Wildlife Service’s Schwengel Waterfowl Production Area and the DNR’s North Branch Milwaukee River Heritage Area in Ozaukee County. In addition, treatments will be occurring along Hwy 33 in Washington County, where a block of OWLT nature preserves are located.
Treatment strategy involved prioritizing treatment of infestations near quality natural areas, small outlier infestations, and larger source infestations where permission from all surrounding landowners was received.
Provided below are the OWLT’s Department of Natural Resource Approved NR107 Aquatic Plant Treatment Permits. Treatments are scheduled to begin Monday, September 18, 2017 and conclude by October 15, 2017.