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Fight against invasives rages on

You can help the Door County Invasive Species Team take on the likes of garlic mustard, wild parsnip, and phragmites.


It has been 20 years since talks of creating a concerted effort to fight invasive species first began. In the years since the Door County Invasive Species Team has been able to get landowners and other stakeholders to buy in on the impact of invasive species and providing them the tools, the education, and the dollars to make those efforts successful. Funding has been crucial for the Door County Invasive Species Team’s efforts, which included the over $23,000 received from the latest round of Wisconsin Coastal Management Grants announced earlier this week.  


In addition to helping install boat and boot cleaning stations at various sites, Door County Conservationist Samantha Koyen says simple outreach efforts have also been effective.

Koyen says no specific plans have been made on how to use their most recent grant, but added the focus will remain on common invasive species and new varieties such as the Japanese knotweed.

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