OIPC Garlic Mustard Pull in Haliburton
The Ontario Invasive Plant Council (OIPC) is a multi-sector, non-profit group committed to the collaboration of organizations and citizens in order to more effectively respond to the threat of invasive plants in Ontario.
The OIPC is now hiring an Outreach Intern! Please see the job posting here. (PDF)
Save the Date!
Winter Webinar Series 2016
To register for our BONUS webinar, click HERE.
The OIPC (with funding from the Invasive Species Centre) has just completed another webinar series for 2016! To see all of the recordings and presentations, click HERE.
Ontario Government Passes the Invasive Species Act
Click here to read our response to this great news.
2015 AGM and Invasive Plant Conference
To view the presentations from the AGM and Conference, as well as review the AGM meeting minutes, click here.
Looking to report an invasive species in Ontario?
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Would you like to become a member of OIPC?
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- OIPC is hiring! Click here to see the job ad.
- Check out the updated Grow Me Instead here.
- OIPC helps Lanark County with Wild Parsnip. Read more here.
- Check our our newest BMPs, Black Locust and Purple Loosestrife, here!
- Complete our Clean Equipment Protocol survey. Click here,
- Ontario Government passes the Invasive Species Act. Click here to read our response.
- OIPC's 2014-15 Annual Report is now available. Click here to see what we were up to last year!
- Check out the new Creating an Invasive Plant Management Strategy: A Framework for Ontario Municipalities here.
- Due to the success of the workshop to help Ontario municipalities develop Invasive Species management strategies, we are planning to do more. Click here for more info.
- The Ontario Phragmites Working Group (a committee of the OIPC) has a linked website. Check it out here!
- The OIPC members elected an additional Director at Large to the Board in January. John Urquhart has now started his two-year term in this role.
- Last year's AGM was held in September in partnership with the Society for Ecological Restoration Ontario. We are in the process of confirming the date and location of this year's event. Stay tuned!
- The OIPC completed it's first children's activity book...and is now printing copies for use in Ontario Parks and elsewhere this year. See it here.
- Check out the most recent additions to the BMP library: Wild Parsnip and Invasive Honeysuckles
- Two other popular BMPs are White Sweet Clover and European Black Alder
- The OIPC has a new brochure! Download, print, share & learn more about the Invasive Plant Council.
- Download the new Landowner's Guide to Managing and Controlling Invasive Plants in Ontario here. Includes tips & advice to help landowners protect their property from the impact of invasive plants & step-by-step instructions on how to develop a management plan for your property.
- Dealing with Garlic Mustard? Download the new "Garlic Mustard Best Management Practices in Ontario" (& for resources on controlling this and other invasive plants, please visit our Control Information page).
- Choosing non-invasive plants for your garden just got easier! Visit our Youtube channel & check out our "Garden Invader" & "Garden Saver" video series.
- Clean Equipment Protocol For Industry: Inspecting and Cleaning Equipment for the Purposes of Invasive Species Prevention. See Take Action - Support for Municipalities page
- A Guide to the identification and control of exotic invasive species in Ontario's hardwood forests. See Info & Resources Publications...Partner Publications (near bottom of page).
- We are seeking nurseries to participate in the Province-wide expansion of the Grow Me Instead Nursery Recognition Program - please contact us for more information
- Grow Me Instead - Click here for a PDF version, or contact the coordinator for print copies
- Giant Hogweed Managers List is available, click here for the PDF
- Giant Hogweed Impersonators - see what other plants may be confused with Giant Hogweed; provided by Halton Conservation