newbury, phragmites 2-1492069.r.jpg

"Danger in the Reeds Overview" is a 20 minute video produced by Richard Hydren that features a little of each of the 11 complete segments about Phragmites australis - the invasive reed that is choking the native spartina grasses that make up the Great Marsh. The full segments are available at dangerinthereeds.com. Additional information about each of the 11 segments also may be found at this website.

The film was made in conjunction with the work being done by the Great Marsh Revitalization Task Force. With support from ETGM Committee member Geoff Walker and MVPC staff person Peter Phippen, the large group involves seacoast cities and towns and scores of stakeholders, conservation groups, scientists, state and federal agencies, as well as legislators, all striving to prevent phragmites from obliterating one of the region’s most valuable natural resources.