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Last updated 9/9/2021 at 8:51am

County treating invasive plants at Edmonds Marsh

Specialists from the Snohomish County Noxious Weed Board are now in the process of eradicating an infestation of common reed (Phragmites australis) at the Edmonds Marsh.

The effort is the first step in restoring native plant communities in areas degraded by the infestation, and will bring Edmonds into full compliance with the law.

Phragmites are a highly invasive grass that forms a dense monoculture in wetlands, altering the structure of local ecosystems, reducing biodiversity, and degrading habitat quality. Two Phragmites patches have been...

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