Thursday, September 8, 2016

Help Needed.....

From: Steph Boismenue <>
Date: September 8, 2016 at 9:06:01 AM CDT
Subject: Help Needed to Restore Invasive Phragmites Site
I need volunteers to help me plant native plants to restore a roadside marsh, which has been altered by the invasive Phragmites. The planting/restoration day is scheduled for Wednesday, September 14th from 1:00 pm to about 4:00 pm, and the site is located on Highway 8 West of Rhinelander (see below for directions). The day’s projects include
1) Plant about 200 native plants in 2” pots, which include Cordgrass, Blue Vervain, Iris, and Joe- Pye Weed.  Michele started these plants from seeds last fall and has been nurturing them ever since.  
2) Help dig out the Phragmites regrowth that has occurred since last summer’s management efforts.  Currently, there are about 100 plants that average 35-40” in height.  Any help you can give would be appreciated. 
What to bring: This is a wet site, so old clothes, gloves, old boots or rubber boots, and waders (if you have them) are recommended. If possible, bring a shovel. I’ll have refreshments available.  
Location: The site is located on highway 8 west of Rhinelander, on the south side of the road, directly across the street from South Fox Ranch Road. It’s at the bottom of the concrete run-off ditch.  Bet you didn’t know this site was even there.
Please RSVP by 4:00pm Monday, September 12th by phone 715-369-6293 or
The Oneida County AIS Team has been managing and rehabilitating this invasive Phragmites site for the last several years. The site is approximately 0.05 acres.  It’s been a daunting task, but we have finally arrived to the point where we can have fun with this project – by planting native vegetation, which I could sure use your help with.
Thank you,

Stephanie Boismenue
Aquatic Invasive Species Coordinator
Oneida County Land & Water Conservation Department
Oneida County Courthouse, 2nd floor
PO Box 400
Rhinelander, WI 54501
Phone:  715-369-7835    
Fax:  715-369-6268

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