Education and Management
Location of the Project
Geographic Scope of the Project
Severn Sound and area
Latitude and Longitude
Current or Future Monitoring Details
In 2017, Severn Sound Environmental Association (SSEA) implemented the SSEA Invasive Species pilot program, supporting municipalities and maximizing opportunities for success in preventing, detecting, managing, monitoring, and communicating about invasive species. This program focuses on a wide range of invasive species. Phragmites related work includes mapping of phragmites stands throughout Severn Sound, managing two phragmites demonstration sites utilizing the spade technique and the cut and drown methods to remove aboveground biomass, and educating the public on proper identification and best management practices.
Challenges and/or Lessons Learned
Challenges include building management into future work plans, engaging a wide range of volunteers for removal events, and securing funding for the invasive species program.
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