Great Lakes Calendar
Interagency Ecological Restoration Quality Committee (IERQC) Monthly Webinar Series – October 2020
October 29 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
This event is a monthly webinar for restoration practitioners to share quality practices in ecological restoration. The October Webinar is by Dr. David Kriska, Cleveland Museum of Natural History.
Presentation: Mentor Marsh: History Tragedy, Recovery: Mentor Marsh was one of the most species-rich sites on the Great Lakes shoreline until the late 1960s when salt-mine tailings leached into the waterway, killing most of the swamp forest trees and marsh plants. The site was overtaken by reed grass (Phragmites australis). In 2012, the Cleveland Museum of Natural History began a large-scale restoration of Mentor Marsh, treating Phragmites via helicopter and ground-based amphibious vehicles, and physically mashing the grass flat to allow native plants to grow. Today, dozens of native plant species are sprouting throughout the Marsh and rare marsh birds and native fish are returning to the site.
October 29, 2020; 11:00 AM – Noon Eastern
Event website: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/5230070457422116107
Contact: Elizabeth Benjamin
Email: [email protected]