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Posted on: September 12, 2022

Aerial Treatments Start September 13

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Village of Romeoville - Common Reed (Phragmites australis) Control


Between September 13th and 16th, aerial treatments will be conducted via helicopter to eliminate invasive reed. Helicopter use is ideal for difficult to reach areas within the naturalized zone. Treatments will take place at three locations; Lily Cache Greenway (East and West), Discovery Park, and Boucher Prairie. Applications will take one to two days to complete. Those sections too close to urbanization will not be treated by aerial methods. An ATV will be used to treat areas not accessible with a helicopter. Ground applications using an ATV will be done with extra care and conducted over the next month. This is part of an ongoing effort to reduce invasive growth.

Below are maps for each treatment location.  Common reed populations are shaded in purple and labeled numerically. Not all populations will be treated this year, so see the bulleted areas listed under each Unit below.   

Lily Cache Greenway – East of Trail

Units to be treated via helicopter:

  • Area 1
  • Area 2 (ATV will be used to treat along turf edge)
  • Area 3
  • Area 4

Lily Cache Greenway – West of Trail, East of Weber Rd

Units to be treated via helicopter:

  • Area 1 (Portions of this area may be treated using an ATV)
  • Area 2 (Portions of this area may be treated using an ATV)
  • Area 3 (Portions of this area may be treated using an ATV)
  • Area 4 (Portions of this area will also be treated using an ATV)

Discovery Park

Units to be treated via helicopter:

  • Area 1 (Portions of this area may be treated using an ATV)


Boucher Prairie

Units to be treated via helicopter:

  • Area 1
  • Area 2 (Portions of this area may be treated using an ATV)
  • Area 3
  • Area 4 (Portions, or all, of this area may be treated using an ATV)


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