And Then There Was One In Tappan

Dated: October 9 2014

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  Last year I blogged about seeing four cattails among a sea of phragmites while jogging on the trail between Tappan and Sparkill.  This year, there is only one lonely cattail at that same location.  I'm sure that next year that too will be gone.   The state is still thinking about eradicating a portion of the phragmites growing in the Piermont salt marsh, in an attempt to re-introduce the native cattail, and I think that is a mistake.  While not native to the area, the phragmites plant is arguably native to North America, and seems to thrive as our climate continues to change, mostly for the warmer.  Attempting to return the environment to what it was is, in my opinion, going against what is happening naturally, no matter if the underlying cause is man-made.  
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Susan Goulet

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