Lake Metroparks Arcola Creek Estuary Restoration Project
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Arcola Creek Estuary in Madison Township, Lake County, OH

Lake Metroparks controlled invasive species on 22 acres of the Arcola Creek Estuary, 31 acres of upstream wetland habitat, and additional private lands along a 3.5-mile unit within the Arcola Creek watershed.  The project treated large infestations of several invasive plants, including Phragmites, reed canary grass, and wild rose, with a goal of reducing invasive species cover by 80% within the project area.  This work will allow one of the last remaining Lake Erie estuaries to continue to provide critical habitat for migrating birds, insects, and other resident wildlife.

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