Aquatic Invasives Grant
Aquatic Invasives Early Detection and Response
Work has been finished for this project, which has included two seasons of control by cutting and chemical treatment of the hybrid cattail that invaded areas of our marsh at Pleasant Valley Conservancy. Our contractor, Integrated Restorations, and our own staff have worked on this project. The area involved included one large circular area and three other small areas which were discovered during our extensive surveys of the entire wetland. Included are copies of the APM permits (both mechanical and chemical) which were issued for both 2016 and 2017. Our own marsh comprises less than 30 acres, but is part of a large wetland covering approximately 140 acres, owned by 5 families. The cattails were noticed about 3 years ago, and grew extremely rapidly, doubling in diameter in a season. The largest clone measured approximately 100 ft in diameter when control started. At its rate of growth, it is estimated that if not properly treated, it could have overwhelmed most of the entire wetland eventually. During our work, we made surveys of the wetland, and found 3 other small clones and scattered stalks here and there, which were also cut and treated.
Grant AIRR21317 awarded