Destroying invasive plants restores a famous bog

Removing invasive plant species and restoring the natural flow of water is restoring natural functions at the Cowles Bog wetland complex, a nationally recognized natural feature along the Lake Michigan coast, near Chicago.

Cowles Bog is part of a massive wetlands complex that was once known as “the Great Marsh.” After years of being overrun by invasive cattails, the bog is reclaiming its natural splendor. Read more here.

The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative provided half the funding for the $1.6 million project.

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