Georgian Bay Forever (GBF) is planning two workshops entitled “Removal and Management of invasive Phragmites” to help Georgian Bays coastal wetlands.

The workshop is to help protect the precious ecosystems of Georgian Bay by combatting invasive Phragmites, a type of grass that is taking over wetlands and choking growth of native, often endangered species of plants and aquatic animals.

The two dates and locations for the workshops are:

  • Toronto (location TBD): Saturday April 16th (9.30 am to 2.30 pm)
  • Collingwood (location TBD): Thursday April 21st (9.30 am to 2.30 pm)

Topics and issues proposed will include (also open to your suggestions):  

  • Summer 2015 success (and difficulties) stories, lessons to be learned
  • The threat this plant poses to wetlands, and current state of the fight (GBF)
  • Identifying invasive Phragmites vs. native Phragmites (GBF)
  • How to establish a phrag-busting community group (GBF and group discussion)
  • Mapping (GBF)
  • Planning - tools, timing, resources (GBF and group discussion)
  • When and How to do the cut in wetlands (GBF)
  • The commitment (GBF and group discussion)

There is no charge for this event.

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