Please see below an invitation to participate in a Phragmites Workshop that you won’t want to miss!

Phragmites along the shore of Georgian Bay.

Phragmites along the shore of Georgian Bay.

What is Phragmites?

Invasive Phragmites (\frag-ˈmī-ˌtēz\) is an invasive grass that has been outcompeting native wetland species in freshwater and coastal wetlands across our province and beyond, and it has definitely invaded Honey Harbour!  You may have noticed some small or large stands along the shoreline that look like beautiful grasses that produce reddish seed heads that look like flowers in the fall. There are stands of it visible in many channels that we are all familiar with including Bide-A-Wee, behind Deer Island, and along the shore beside the Parks Canada docks.  You will be hearing more and more about Phragmites in our upcoming Hoots publication and through other concerned groups.

Phragmites Workshop

The Georgian Bay Association is hosting a Phragmites workshop on Saturday April 25th. You will hear experts from the Ontario Phragmites Working Group, Lambton Shores, Humber College, Georgian Bay Forever and Stop the Invasion. The workshop will teach property owners the most effective and environmentally safe way to deal with Phragmites patches on their property.

When and Where?

The workshop will be at the Conference Centre at Black Creek Pioneer Village located in the north part of Toronto. It will run between 1 and 4pm. Parking and admission is free.

To register for this informative event click here. You must be registered to attend. Space is limited.

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