The project goal is to control invasive plant species throughout the lower Black River riparian area in Lorain County, Ohio. The Black River watershed is designated as a Great Lakes Area of Concern (AOC). Removal of invasive species throughout the lower Black River will be a key component to the success of restoration activities in the AOC. Both chemical treatment and manual removal methods will be used over a two year time period to control invasive vegetation that is widespread within the project corridor. Native shrub species will be planted within the project area once the invasive species have been removed. Twenty seasonal employees will be hired by the project. These employees will be local unemployed residents.
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