Crescent Beach Brush Off
What’s with the piles of brush on Crescent Beach? Thanks to grant funding facilitated by Lakeshore Natural Resource Partnership (LNRP) a yearlong effort to remove invasive plants from the southern portion of Crescent Beach got started this fall. The brush will remain on the beach until it is thoroughly dried out and can be appropriately disposed of to avoid the spread of these plants to other areas. LNRP allocated $7,500.00 for this portion of the project which is funded by a U. S. Fish & Wildlife Service Coastal Program Grant in collaboration with Woodland Dunes Nature Center. LNRP has contracted with Stantec Consulting Services, Inc. to manage the project. The City of Algoma Parks and Recreation and Public Works Departments are providing assistance. We are grateful for the City of Algoma’s cooperation which was essential to launching this project. This project is part of the Restore the Shore effort. Restore the Shore is a cooperative venture anchored by Woodland Dunes, Lakeshore Natural Resource Partnership, and the Lakeshore Invasive Species Management Area.
The project involves improving habitat by removing selected invasive plant species and replacing them with native species in order to enhance conditions for wildlife, especially migratory birds. Volunteers will be needed to plant beach grass next spring. Watch for news of volunteer opportunities on this Facebook page and consider getting involved. Individuals and organizations will be invited to participate. For information on the importance of restoring native ecosystems go to http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/Invasives/what.html. Friends of Crescent Beach is a part of the Lakeshore Natural Resource Partnership http://lnrp.org.