Cuyahoga River Invasive Plants Control and Riparian Restoration
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50-acre riparian site adjacent to the Cuyahoga River in Akron, OH

The Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park and partners controlled invasive species and plant native seed to improve 40 acres habitat along the Cuyahoga River in northern Ohio.  Control efforts focused on several species, including Japanese knotweed, privet, bush honeysuckle and multiflora rose.  Control techniques included mechanical removal and herbicide application.  After control activities, project partners seeded disturbed areas using a native-plant seed mix collected during a 2010 volunteer project.  This work improved habitat within the Cuyahoga River Area of Concern and benefit many species of fish and wildlife.

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