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2014 INVASIVE PLANT TREATMENT NOTICE


2014 INVASIVE PLANT TREATMENT NOTICE
Upper Peninsula Non-Native Phragmites Control Program

PLEASE TAKE TIME TO READ THIS NOTICE: IT IS FOR YOUR INFORMATION

A RESIDENT OR RESIDENTS IN THIS AREA ARE PLANNING TO HAVE PORTIONS OF THEIR SHORELINE, BEACH, OR PROPERTY CHEMICALLY TREATED FOR THE CONTROL OF INVASIVE EXOTIC PLANTS AND/OR NUISANCE AQUATIC VEGETATION.

This notice is being circulated at least 7 days in advance of the initial treatment for the season in accordance with Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) procedures. If necessary, a permit for the treatment has either been secured or may be secured from the DEQ prior to the beginning of the treatment(s). You are receiving this notice if you are in the proposed treatment area, or if you are within 100 feet of the treatment area. In some cases we also provide this notice to persons in adjacent subdivisions as an informational service. This is also done to advise those who may have access rights but yet are not direct property owners. Keep this notice, as you will NOT receive additional notices for each treatment!

If the area being treated has any restrictions associated with the treatment being performed, this will be noted on the signs posted around the perimeter of the treatment area(s). If nuisance plants are being treated using products that have any water-use restrictions (including shade/dye), the water-use restrictions will also be outlined on these posted signs.

Each treatment is done according to a schedule or season plan worked out with the person in charge of the treatment program. Due to season plan differences and possible treatment re-scheduling as a result of inclement weather, please watch for the posting of the signs bordering the application area(s) as the treatments could be as early as September 2, 2014 and as late as October 15, 2014. These signs will indicate the date of the treatment, the chemical(s) used, and the most stringent water-use restrictions for swimming and watering (irrigation) (if on a lake or beach front area) associated with the combination of the chemicals being used. If additional treatments are done throughout the season, new signs will be posted. Only chemicals (herbicides/algaecides) which have been registered for use with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Michigan Department of Agriculture (MDA), and approved by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) are being used. The application rates of these chemicals as applied are approved for use by these agencies and are not harmful to fish or wildlife when used properly. If the MDA/DEQ changes any restrictions they will be noted on the signs we post. PLEASE READ THE SIGNS POSTED AND DO NOT REMOVE THEM UNTIL ALL RESTRICTIONS HAVE EXPIRED; THEY ARE POSTED FOR YOUR BENEFIT!

CHEMICALS, EPA REGISTRATION NUMBERS, AND THEIR ASSOCIATED RESTRICTIONS
GLYPHOSATE PRODUCTS

Aqua Neat (EPA Reg. #228-365), Rodeo (EPA Reg. #62719-324): These products are used primarily for aquatic emergent control (Non-native Phragmites, and non-native cattails, etc). Do not use the treated areas for swimming for 1 day.

OTHER PRODUCTS
Cygnet Plus (spray adjuvant): May be used in conjunction with other liquid herbicides and/or algaecide products and DO NOT have any additional water-use restrictions associated with their combined uses.

PERMITTEE: Chippewa-Luce-Mackinac Conservation District, 2847 Ashmun Street, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783 906-635-1278 DEQ PERMIT NUMBER: 14-94-2585

If you have any questions, please contact CWMA Coordinator Nick Cassel, CLMCD 2847 Ashmun Street, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783, 906-635-1278 or the UP Non-native Phragmites Control Project Coordinator at 906-225-0215, or phragmites@uprcd.org.
Last Updated: Aug 27, 2014
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