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Posted on: September 12, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Aerial Herbicide Applications Start September 13

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Village of Romeoville - Common Reed (Phragmites australis) Control


Between September 13th and 16th, aerial herbicide applications will be conducted via helicopter to treat common reed.  Helicopter use for weed control is ideal for hard-to-reach weed populations, where targeted treatment is required.  Treatments will take place at three locations; Lily Cache Greenway (East and West), Discovery Park, and Boucher Prairie. Aerial 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 conducted over the next month.

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 Webber 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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