SAVE THE DATE: 1ST NATIONAL PHRAGMITES CONFERENCE

Attend Canada’s 1st National Phragmites Conference: January 20th, 2022 from 11am – 4pm Eastern Standard Time This virtual event will provide a snapshot on the state and spread of “Canada’s worst invasive plant”, Phragmites australis (AKA European Common Reed), and it’s impacts on species at risk, habitats, communities and infrastructure across Canada in the face of a changing […]

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Ontario Government Seeks Feedback on the Invasive Species Act, 2015

The Government of Ontario is currently undertaking a review of the Invasive Species Act, 2015 and the regulations associated with it. The public is invited to provide comments on the proposal to regulate an additional 13 invasive species, and watercraft as a carrier of invasive species. We encourage you to view the proposed changes and […]

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Upcoming Event: Ontario Phragmites Working Group Annual Meeting

Each year, the Ontario Phragmites Working Group gathers experts working in Phragmites management to share accomplishments, new learning, and upcoming initiatives to aid in the fight against Phragmites. Join the Ontario Phragmites Working Group for this virtual event on Tuesday, January 19, 2021. Each year, this unique event brings together professionals and passionate citizens from […]

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Upcoming Event: 2021 Ontario Invasive Plant Conference and Annual General Meeting

Each year, the Ontario Invasive Plant Council hosts a conference bringing together experts in the field of invasive plant management. This year’s conference will be held virtually on January 12, 2021. This year’s theme is Making Connections! This year’s theme will focus on the coordination of invasive plant management strategies. We will highlight the interconnectedness of […]

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EDRR Expansion Announcement: An Eastern Ontario Network!

The Ontario Invasive Plant Council is excited to be a partner alongside the Invasive Species Centre and the Eastern Ontario Model Forest with the new EDRR expansion! The Ontario Trillium Foundation has committed $258 500 over the next two years to the EDRR Expansion. This will help increase community participation in ecosystem conservation and restoration efforts. […]

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CCIS hosts National Invasive Species Awareness Week (NISAW) & webinars, May 19 – 23, 2020

The Canadian Council of Invasive Species (CCIS) will be promoting National Invasive Species Awareness Week from May 19-23, 2020.  To celebrate they will be hosting webinars throughout the week. Listen to Vicki Simkovic from the Ontario Invasive Plant Council give an update on the success of the Grow Me Instead program on Wednesday May 20, […]

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Grow Me Instead (Southern Ontario) guide, 3rd Edition, now available online

February 27, 2020. The Grow Me Instead (Southern Ontario) guide, 3rd Edition, is now available online! CLICK HERE This release marks the most notable update of this popular guide since its initial release in 2010. With nearly 40 new “invasives” and “alternatives” included, the guide remains a fixture for invasive-free gardening across Ontario. GMI Facts […]

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