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Invasive Species Ordinances


AKA: Invasive species ordinances, Phragmites ordinances

Aquatic invasive plants and animals like zebra mussels, Eurasian water milfoil and phragmites pose a significant threat to Michigan’s inland lakes. Once introduced into a water body, they affect water quality and impact recreation. The best defense for Michigan’s aquatic ecosystems is a good preventive offense. If every boater spent a few minutes inspecting, cleaning, and drying their watercraft and trailer, the risk of spreading invasive species would be significantly reduced.


Additional References

AgencyCountyResource DescriptionResource Link
Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and EnergyStatewideCommunities in Michigan with Wetland Ordinances Click here

Additional Ordinance Examples

MunicipalityCountyResource DescriptionResource Link
Banks TownshipAntrim CountyOrdinance 4: PhragmitesClick here
Eveline TownshipCharlevoix CountyOrdinance 0714: Phragmites EradicationClick here
Emmet CountyEmmet CountyOrdinance 10-2: Control and Eradication of PhragmitesClick here
Peninsula TownshipGrand Traverse CountyOrdinance 37: Phragmites EradicationClick here
Glen Arbor TownshipLeelanau CountyOrdinance 1-2007: Aquatic Nuisance SpeciesClick here
Prairieville Township Barry CountyOrdinance No. 155: AIS Control OrdinanceClick here
Hayes TownshipCharlevoix CountyOrdinance No. 052709: Phragmites ControlClick here