Geographic scope of project: Monroe, Wayne, and eastern half of Lenawee County
The Detroit River-Western Lake Erie Cooperative Weed Management Area is a collaborative effort of federal, state, regional, and local government agencies, environmental organizations, businesses, and universities dedicated to the prevention and control of invasive plant species for a particular geographic area.
Each of the 13 members of the Detroit River-Western Lake Erie Cooperative Weed Management Area (CWMA) is managing or studying invasive plant species in some way and for different reasons. We have formed this organization in order to find opportunities to work together to more effectively reduce invasive plants. Recently, partners have collaborated on reducing Phragmites (known as Phragmite australis) along the western Lake Erie coast. Phragmites is a highly invasive grass species that can grow over 16 feet tall and in dense monotypic stands.