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LETTER: Reed canary grass not beneficial vegetation

To the Editor:

I am responding to your column regarding the "weed-choked city property along Dry Ruin Creek." I get the importance of infiltrating storm water runoff with vegetation, but it is important to admit that reed canary grass is not "beneficial vegetation." It is an unwanted plant species that is nearly impossible to control

If the city is not at least mowing in time to prevent dispersal of reed canary seeds, that is a nuisance to the wetland native plants that evolved with our Midwestern plants and animals.

Please encourage Mitchell citizens to at least try to identify and control reed canary grass.