The invasive cordgrass Spartina (Spartina alternifloraI) is threatening intertidal mudflat in China and elsewhere. It grows very fast and can cover a large piece of wetland within a few years. The government has spent huge amount of money to eradicate Spartina in Shanghai Chongming Dongtan.
On 26th March, we co-organized a spartina clearing activity with Zhanjiang Mangrove National Nature Reserve and Zhanjaing Bird Watching Society in Fucheng, Leizhou, Guangdong. It is impossible to remove all the invasive Spartina at once, but at least this activity has raised awareness of local government and Nature Reserve.