Controlling Phragmites

An invasive species of reed from Eurasia, phragmites has spread across much of the U.S., driving out native plants and wildlife.

In the Chesapeake Bay area, the number of acres of marshlands covered by the reed has multiplied 10 fold since the 1970s. Maryland wildlife regulators are trying to control it with an herbicide called glyphosate, commonly used on farms under the brand name "Round Up."

Decades of Success: The 1970s

Even as a young organization, our work was effective and got noticed. Find out what we did.

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