Lambton County staff to look into ways of controlling Phragmites

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At the request of Lambton Shores Mayor Bill Weber, Lambton County Council has passed a motion asking staff to prepare a report on how to control an invasive plant that has taken over many ditches and other areas in his municipality.

Weber says Phragmites can grow up to five metres (16 feet) tall
On its website, the Lake Huron Centre for Coastal Conservation says scientists are concerned that the growth of this plant in beach areas could negatively alter dune ecology and displace the rare native species found in Lake Huron's dunes.

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