Due to the heavy rain on May 9, 2022, and the high water levels throughout the drain, the invasive species treatment, originally scheduled for May 5th will be postponed. The new scheduled treatment date will be Wednesday, May 11th.
Invasive Species Control Planned
To maintain environmental quality and public health and safety, Macomb County, Oakland Water Resources Commissioner, and various local governments working with the Lake St. Clair Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area, will be treating the invasive plants at the Red Run Drain, Sterling Relief Drain, Freedom Hill, Bethesda Church, and Consumers Energy parcels in the cities of Warren and Sterling Heights between May 1, 2022 – October 15, 2022.
Areas for treatments include sections of the Red Run Drain easement between Dequindre Road and Utica Road, sections of Sterling Relief Drain East of Schoenherr Road, areas within Freedom Hill Amphitheater, the southern section of Bethesda Church’s property, and Consumers Energy parcel between Bethesda Church and Freedom Hill. For maps identifying treatment locations, visit https://www.lakestclaircisma.com/menu/learn/invasive-species-management/control/treatment-areas
The contractor listed below will be performing the treatments and can be contacted with questions about the chemical products used and method of application:
This notice is being circulated in accordance with Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) procedures. EGLE permitting restrictions, national holidays, and/or weather conditions, may influence the timing of treatments and is therefore approximate. Below is a list of herbicides that may be applied and the associated use restrictions. On the day of treatment, 8.5×11 inch, yellow signs will be posted periodically, that indicate the date of the treatment, the products used, and any specific restrictions that apply.
Herbicides Planned for Use:
Clearcast (imazamox), Renovate 3 (triclopyr), Glyphosate 5.4 (glyphosate), Cygnet Plus as an adjuvant (drift control, surfactant) and PLM Blue Dye (marker of treatment).
Method of Application:
Applications to dense, herbaceous growth will be foliar applied by hydraulic spray equipment. The herbicide will be tank mixed. Individual plants will be carefully treated with a hand wick or cut stump application.
Do not enter treated areas until the spray has dried.
This advance notification is a requirement that a commercial applicator must make before a foliar application of pesticides for community or right-of-way pest management to persons who own or reside on property that is within the target area or to their authorized representatives. Prior notification shall be provided by the commercial applicator or his or her agent.
The chemicals used for Aquatic Nuisance Control are registered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Michigan Department of Agriculture. The potential for damage to fish and other non-target organisms is minimal when the product is used as directed on the product label and the permit. To minimize the possible effects on health and the environment, the treated area is restricted as noted above.
For more information, contact the Lake St. Clair Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area, 1 South Main, Mount Clemens, MI 48043, CISMA@macombgov.org, 248-504-4315