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Invasive plants removed from Duck Park

ALPENA, Mich. — The waters at Duck Park got a makeover today.

An invasive species research team from Loyola University of Chicago cut invasive cattail out of the waters. The researchers used underwater weed whackers to cut the plants.

Volunteers and The Thunder Bay River Center were pulling invasive Eurpoean Frogbit out of the water as well. The cattail and frogbit grow together, and if not handled, they could be detrimental to the ecosystem.

This was one of many projects the River Center has done in the past years to combat these invasive species.