Mowing in Native Prairie to Control Invasive Weed to Start Late June

June 20, 2006

Beginning in late June or early July 2006 mowing will commence in the RFS prairie reserve as part of an effort aimed at elminating invasion of Harding grass (Philaris aquatica). The mowing is intended to reduce seed spread and to reduce the vigor of the plant. Mowing will not harm the native coastal prairie habitat as is being completed at the recommendation of campus biology faculty. A qualified biologist will oversee the work to insure that sensitive areas are not harmed. For more information see the attached Harding Grass Mowing Notice.