By Terry Kovarik
The Door County Soil and Water Conservation Department is actively involved in the fight against invasive weed species. Topping the hit list are Phragmites. Wild Parsnip, Common Cut Leaved Teasel and Japanese Knotweed. But the department has been limited to controlling and tracking these invasive weeds on public property and roads and highways. Now the department is trying to enlist private property owners to fight Phragmites and other plants. Department Conservationist Krista Lutzke says the department offers property owners assistance in identifying invasive weed and taking action.
Participating property owners can also get GPS trackers to pinpoint the weed’s exact locations.
Lutzke says that will help the Soil and Conservation Department create a data base and help communities plan future strategies.