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Recent News

Early Detection and Rapid Response Network Ontario Recieves Trillium
Foundation Grant

The Invasive Species Centre and the Ontario Invasive Plant Council have created an initiative that aims to systematically create, train and equip an Early Detection and Rapid Response (EDRR) network to provide eyes on the ground to detect, track, respond to, and control invasive plants and insects in four pilot areas in Southern and Northern Ontario. The concept behind this project is to build EDRR networks (one in each pilot area) by matching local experts with community members to help transfer knowledge from experts to citizens, and empower citizens to take action in local remediation and invasive species control projects within their communities.
Read EDRR Media Release.

Forest Invasives Canada Website Launches
Forest Invasives Canada

Invasive species can irreversibly alter valued landscapes and pose a significant risk to important industries such as forestry and tourism. Find out what Canada is doing, and how you can help protect our forests on the new Forest Invasives Canada website, officially launched today, March 24, 2015 at

Read the press release.

Invasive Species Newsletter and Gardening Guide
Gardening Guide

Be aware of invasive plants and their impacts before starting your gardening and landscaping projects this year. Read our latest issue of The Spread: Invasive Species News, and check out our Gardening Guide.

Invasive Species Centre Job Opportunity: Director, Board of Directors

The Invasive Species Centre is looking for a Director to fill a position on its Board of Directors.
View Job Description

Asian Carp Canada GLIN Site of the Month!
Asian Carp

 Asian Carp Canada, built and maintained by the   Invasive Species Centre, has been selected to be the Great Lakes Information Network (GLIN) Site of the Month for March 2015! Others that have been honored with this designation include websites for the states of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, New York and Wisconsin; the U.S. EPA-Great Lakes National Program Office; New York State's Seaway Trail; the St. Lawrence Seaway; and many more. See for more information.

A Great Lakes Commission project, the Great Lakes Information Network (GLIN) is an online gateway to the Great Lakes region. GLIN's data and services cover the environment, economy, tourism, education, maps, demographics and more. Launched in 1993, GLIN is growing and currently averaging more than 4.5 million hits per month. Visit GLIN at


Government of Ontario

Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Natural Resources Canada

Canadian Food Inspection Agency