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."

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What does the Bay, its rivers and streams mean to you? What impact have the Bay and its local waters had on your life? We'd like to know.

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Founded in 1967, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) is the largest independent conservation organization dedicated solely to saving the Bay.

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