Lorain County scores $500,000 for Black River plant removal

The Morning Journal

LORAIN — A $500,000 grant will help protect Lake Erie from invasive plant species and will restore land in the lake’s watershed, said U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown.

The money will pay to control invasive plants such as phragmites and will restore 30 acres in Lorain County, Brown said. His office announced the grant money Feb. 25.

“This is excellent news for the Great Lakes region and the Black River watershed,” Brown said. “We rely on the Great Lakes to create jobs and help raise revenue for our local economies. With invasive plants a serious threat to the health of Lake Erie habitat, this grant is a much needed step toward stopping the spread of plants like phragmites.” 

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