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Invasive land species forum takes place February 18

Phragmites (Photo from: Darkone/Creative Commons).
Phragmites (Photo from: Darkone/Creative Commons).

EAGLE RIVER, WI (WTAQ) - A regional forum will be held next month to fight the spread of invasive land species in Wisconsin's Northwoods.

The meeting will take place February 18th at the Trees for Tomorrow complex at Eagle River. The Wisconsin Headwaters Invasive Partnership is hosting the event.

Vilas County invasive species coordinator Ted Ritter hopes for a big turnout. He says there's already a robust effort to fight invasive species on the water -- but the land eradication effort needs more help.

Topics at the forum include the battle against Phragmites, mapping locations of invasive species, and present and future eradication efforts.

Public input will be sought during the afternoon. Ritter says the group wants to hear ideas on where to concentrate its efforts.

Registration is required by February 7th. You can learn more by logging onto the group's Web site at WhipInvasives.Org.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)