The Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund (MNRTF) projects provide for natural resource protection and outdoor recreation. By law, no more than 25 percent of the Trust Fund revenues available for appropriation each year can be used for development, therefore the majority of funding is allocated for acquisition projects. Final grant recommendations are made by the MNRTF Board to the state legislature for final approval.
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Invasive Phragmites (frag-mī-tēz)
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Phragmites (Phragmites australis), also known as the common reed, is an aggressive wetland invader that grows along the shorelines of water bodies or in water several feet deep. Once introduced Phragmites invades a site it quickly can take over a marsh community, crowding out native plants, changing marsh hydrology, altering wildlife habitat, and increasing fire potential.
This video will help you distinguish between native and non-native or invasive Phragmites.
Video credit: Charles Dawley
Here is a video that Charles Dawley ( LTC stewardship) made with his Go-Pro video and quad-copter drone at Hayes Township Park, Camp Sea-Gull.
Look at the bald eagle fly away as he films the shoreline!