Jacksonport Continues Battle with Phragmites

The Town of Jacksonport has established a very simple phragmites program and has reduced the phragmites on its beaches to about three percent of what they once were. This year will be a real test with an unusual amount of rain and many old canes washing up. The question is what will happen? All town residents are encouraged to send a donation of at least $20 (note Phragmites Project) to the Town of Jacksonport, 3365 County V, Sturgeon Bay, WI. 54235, to support the invasive species projects. Phragmites are not just a shore problem they are found in the ditches throughout the township, in wetlands inland, around Kangaroo Lake and Clark Lake, which is currently being helped by a Ridges Grant, and have been found in wooded land growing to 15 ft., and in a quarry. Volunteer walkers will be walking the beaches the last two weeks of July to spot and the Door County Invasive Species Team will map the phragmites for spraying in early fall. We ask all residents to monitor their property and report all suspected phragmites to Town Chair Randy Halstead, 920.823.2303 or Jo Wahlen, 920.823.2032, coordinator for this project. Self reporting has a huge impact on this project. Shore owners are asked not to mow below the high water mark after July 4. Jacksonport is being used as an example for the county because of the positive results in treating phragmites.

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