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!
Grow-Me-Instead Gardening Workshop
Thursday, July 12th 7-8:30pm @ Central Gardens (parking located on 10th Ave. just off Central Ave.)
Learn about invasive plant species that may be growing in your own backyard. Then learn about alternative native plant species that you can grow to increase biodiversity in your garden. Take a tour of the Central Gardens demonstration gardens to get ideas for your own backyard! Take home a grow-me-instead guide and native wildflower seeds to get started on creating a more wildlife friendly backyard! Space is limited, registration is required for this workshop.
McVicar Creek Invasive Plant Pull
Tuesday, July 17th 6-8pm @ McVicar Creek recreation trail (north of Court Street)
Join us for the second public invasive plant pull of the season! The 3rd annual Garlic mustard pull held in late June was a big success, but we want to keep the momentum going. We will pull any Garlic mustard that was missed during the first pull of the season. Time and workforce permitting, we will also tackle satellite populations of Himalayan balsam which is widespread along this section of the river. Come out and help us to continue control efforts of these invasive plant populations. There will be a brief educational talk at the beginning of the night 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.
McVicar Creek Invasives Walking Tour
Wednesday, July 25th 7-8:30pm @ McVicar Creek recreation trail (north of Court Street)
Enjoy a stroll along the McVicar Creek trail system and learn about the invasive plants and animals that are affecting this area. We will discuss Garlic mustard, Himalayan balsam, Japanese knotweed, Rusty crayfish, and more! Learn about the impacts of invasive species and what we can do to stop their spread along this beautiful creek. Please wear sturdy footwear and bring a reusable water bottle. Space is limited, registration is required for this event.
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 Yard 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.