LAKE RIPLEY MANAGEMENT DISTRICT: Lake Ripley Phragmites Control

Purpose

The Lake Ripley Management District will conduct a Phragmites control project over the next five years in the wetland near Vasby\2019s channel, Lake Ripley, in Jefferson County. No other sites with phragmites are known in the watershed, and this wetland is protected under conservation easement held jointly by the District the the DNR. Seedhead removal, targeted herbicide use, monitoring and reseeding will accomplish the control goals. Deliverables include annual reports to the department, and a final report with photo documentation of the project, along with any data or maps collected for the project. The project will be shared via District newsletter, press releases, and during televised Board meetings.

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Aquatic Invasives Grant
Aquatic Invasives Early Detection and Response
AIRR-180-15
2015
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Reports and Documents
The approval letter for LMP Phrahmites.
Lake Ripley is a Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) long term trend monitoring lake. During a boat monitoring event on May 29, 2014, Jeanne Scherer and Katrina Punzel of the WDNR, along with Lake Ripley Management District (LRMD) Lake Manager Lisa Griffin, visually noticed a stand of phragmites located on the east inlet of Vasby’s Channel. Vasby’s channel is located on the southernmost bay of Lake Ripley, and was originally created via dredging by an earlier landowner.
 
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Grant AIRR-180-15 awarded
 
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