Invasive Species...Purple Loosestrife & Phragmites

What you can do to stop the spread of the invasive species from destroying our shores.

In St. Clair Shores, a perilous purple enemy and a common, brown, feathery reed known as phragmites have come to town. Both are deceptively beautiful but are, in reality, aggressive non-native perennials that are destroying our wetlands and threatening the ecological health of the  Lake St. Clair coastline.

Take a brief boat ride along Lake St. Clair, and you can spot dense stands of purple loosestrife and phragmites already invading our shoreline. The information below will help you identify and help stop the spread of these invasive species.