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DEQ Hosts *Saginaw Bay Phragmites Awareness Day*on June 20th

The Department of Environmental Quality will be hosting a Saginaw Bay
Phragmites Awareness Day from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. on Friday, June 20, in
conjunction with Hampton Charter Township*s Nature Trails Dedication
at the Finn Road Campground and Boat Launch in Hampton Township. This
event provides an opportunity to celebrate the success and commitment of
numerous federal, state, local and private entities for their
collaborative efforts to restore and improve some of Michigan*s
greatest natural resources for the benefit of Michigan citizens.

Highlights of this event include a media event to discuss the DEQ
Phragmites Control Demonstration Project and a Dedication Ceremony for
Hampton Charter Township*s new nature trails starting at 11 a.m. as
well as an Open House for Landowners from 2 - 6 p.m. that will provide
an opportunity for landowners to meet with agency staff to discuss
questions pertaining to phragmites control.

Financial assistance for these projects has been provided in part by
several federal agencies including the U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency-Great Lakes National Program Office, the DEQ Michigan Coastal
Management Program through a grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce,
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and the U.S. Fish and
Wildlife Service. Other contributors include the Department of Natural
Resources, Hampton Township Public Works, Ducks Unlimited, BASF
Corporation, and others.
For more information about the Phragmites Control Demonstration Project
Media Event and Open House for Landowners, please contact the DEQ at
517-335-4056.

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Editor*s note: DEQ news releases are available on the department*s
Internet home page at www.michigan.gov/deq.
*Protecting Michigan*s Environment, Ensuring Michigan*s
Future*


Emily Finnell
Office of the Great Lakes
Michigan Department of Environmental Quality
6th Fl Constitution Hall, South Tower
525 W. Allegan St.
Lansing, MI  48933
517-241-7927
finnelle@michigan.gov
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