Herbicides Banned on Cape Cod’s Herring River
March 21, 2017
The executive council overseeing Cape Cod’s Herring River salt marsh restoration has voted to bar use of herbicides in the major project, according to an article on CapeCodTimes.com.
Now a citizens group opposed to herbicide use is pushing for a larger ban of glyphosate-based herbicides on national park land.
The 1,000-acre salt marsh project lies largely within the boundaries of the Cape Cod National Seashore, which stretches across six towns.
Supporters of the ban say phragmites – a common reed along the river’s shore – can be controlled without herbicides. But others worry that the reed will multiply further upstream.