On Thursday, September 10th, at 9am we will be pulling European frogbit at Nayanquing Point Wildlife Area. Just a few weeks ago volunteers mapped the areas of the invasive plant so that it could be removed by contractors. There is one boat launch site that needs a little extra attention!
European Frogbit is a lilypad-type, floating plant that becomes too dense for fish to swim through, also blocking essential sunlight from vegetation below, and alters oxygen levels when the large plant mass decomposes each fall.
We will be using kayaks to access the frogbit patches and pull the floating plant into 5gallon buckets, the plants will then be drained and placed into trash bags to be properly disposed of.
Lunch will be provided for all volunteers by MUCC. You will receive a free OTG T-Shirt and a free digital subscription to Michigan OutofDoors Magazine. This project is possible largely in part by the support of a grant from the Saginaw Bay Watershed Initiative Network.
- September 10, 2015 at 9am – 1pm
Nayanquing Point Wildlife Area
1570 N Tower Beach Rd
Pinconning, MI 48650
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- 4 people are going