Spread of Invasive Grass Is Target of Campaign

From Times Wire Reports

Environmental agencies are leading a campaign to stamp out a rapidly spreading marsh grass that threatens to destroy bird and plant habitats in San Francisco Bay.

Introduced 25 years ago to combat erosion, Spartina alterniflora is one of the most damaging invasive species to take root in the bay, already home to legions of transplanted organisms, according to researchers and government officials.

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