Invasive plants, such as phragmites, are species that were introduced to an area that is outside of their natural range of dispersal and, once introduced, will begin to grow and thrive in these new areas. Once established, these invasive species tend to dominate the area, out competing native species and, in some cases, destroy the overall ecosystem by eliminating all native plants and making the area useless to the animal life that once called these areas home.
Below are case studies highlighting a few of our success stories involving phragmites management projects.
Eradicating Phragmites in Retention Pond | Newark, DE
This property is a high end business park located in Newark, Delaware. The site consists of three stormwater basins with a focus on a 1-acre dry retention basin that was built in 1997...read more.
Phragmites Control in Private Community | Ocean View, DE
Controlling Phragmites in A Historical Park | Yorktown, VA
This property is a national park with Revolutionary War battlefield sites preserved and serving as year round tourist attractions in the Yorktown/Williamsburg area...read more.
Controlling Common Reed in Tidal Marsh | Wilmington, DE
This property is located immediately southwest of the Delaware Memorial Bridge in Wilmington, Delaware. The site consists of a 30 +/- acre pad site for a large hub shipping warehouse. Adjacent to the pad site is 40 +/- acres of tidal marsh...read more.
Restoring a Brackish Pond with Phragmites | Nantucket, MA
This pond is a salt/brackish pond running southwest to northeast near the western end of Nantucket. With a surface area of 79 acres, the pond is one of the largest waterbodies on the Island. The pond is relatively shallow at just 4-6 ft on average and frequently suffers from poor water quality and prolific native weed growth...read more.
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