Invasive Species Summer Events
EcoSuperior in partnership with the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters will be hosting many events highlighting the importance of invasive species over the summer. Join us to learn about the impacts of invasive plants and animals in the area. Learn about steps you can take to prevent their spread and help us take action against these invaders!
Japanese Knotweed Invasive Plant Pull
Wednesday, August 8th 11am @ Junot Park
Help us control a population of invasive Japanese knotweed which can grow through concrete! Learn about the threat of this invasive species in the area and help us control its spread. There will be a brief educational talk then we will get to work! No experience necessary. Please be sure to wear sturdy footwear and bring a reusable water bottle. Gloves can be provided. Pre-registration is requested for this event.
Invasive Plant Removal Information Session
Saturday, August 11th drop-in from 11am-2pm @ Central Gardens (parking located on 10th Ave. just off Central Ave.)
Do you have an invasive plant in your backyard? Do you want to learn more about invasive plants that could impact your property? Come with questions or just come to learn! We will be on site to provide help with identification, removal tips, and more! We will have a variety of resources available for homeowners interested in taking action against invasives in their own backyards. Drop in anytime between 11am and 2pm, no registration required.
Garlic Mustard Invasive Plant Pull
Tuesday, August 14th 11am @ McVicar Creek recreation trail (north of Court Street)
Join us for the third public pull of the season at McVicar Creek. We will be doing one final sweep of the area to ensure that any new Garlic mustard growth has been halted. This pull will be instrumental in limiting new spring growth next season. Help us take steps towards eradication of this Garlic mustard population! Wear sturdy footwear and bring a reusable water bottle. Gloves can be provided. Pre-registartion is requested for this event.
Aquatic Invasive Species Talk
Thursday, August 16th 7pm @ Lakehead Region Conservation Authority Office Building (130 Conservation Road)
EcoSuperior will be hosting a public aquatic invasive species talk in partnership with the LRCA. Come out to learn all about invasive species in the region that are impacting lakes and rivers alike. Dr. Joe Carney will be discussing a variety of aquatic invasive species that are found in Ontario and the impacts they have on our natural ecosystems. Species discussed will include Rusty crayfish, Sea lamprey, Zebra mussels, Phragmites, and more. Light refreshments will be provided. Pre-registration is required for this event.