I was discouraged to see so much of the invasive grass -- phragmites -- along the shores I've walked so far.
It was along the Great Lakes, along inland canals and ditches, along smaller lakes and large rivers.
Invasive species have changed and warped and altered the ecosystem of our Great Lakes. I spoke to one woman who remembered that the shores near the town of Sebewaing were free of phragmites a decade ago. Today the waterways are choked with this invasive grass.
There had a to be a window of time when the species was first introduced and could have been easily controlled and then eradicated. That window of opportunity has passed and now eradication will take a concerted effort over many years.