Identifying Common Reed (Phragmite australis)

I'm seeing this weed everywhere in the East, New York, Ontario and Quebec especially. Golf courses are faced with these 15 foot vegetative fences, preventing wildlife from transferring from water to shore (important for water fowl and shore birds), reduce natural biodiversity, create a fire hazard, choke wetlands and aggressively encroach on playing surfaces and golf course infrastructure.

Some handy identification tips can be found here and here, and a great video from Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission.