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Phragmites removal increases property values in Michigan's Lower Grand River Watershed (online)

Sponsoring Organization: Great Lakes Phragmites Collaborative, The Nature Conservancy and Grand valley State University

Date: November 15

Start Time: 2 pm

End Time: 3 pm

Location : online

Description of the Event: 

CLICK HERE TO JOIN WEBINAR - Live on Nov 15th at 2pm EST

Connect to audio via the web application or by dialing in: +1 (844) 608-9777, access code: 98469874

Presented by Shaun Howard (The Nature Conservancy) and Dr. Erik Nordman (Grand Valley State University) in collaboration with Dr. Paul Isley (Grand Valley State University) and Richard Bowman (The Nature Conservancy).

The presence of Phragmites australis, an invasive wetland plant, negatively affects not only wetland ecosystem function and health, but also coastal property values as demonstrated via research recently completed by Grand Valley State University and The Nature Conservancy. Dr. Erik Nordman (GVSU) and Shaun Howard (TNC) will present on the history of the study, the results (including the predicted increase in home values following Phragmites removal), and what this may mean for the future of sustainable funding and management of this aggressive wetland invasive.

Education Credit Hours: Please check with your Extension Agent

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