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September 2021

Invasive Mussels in Ontario: History, Biology, Impacts & Prevention

September 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Since their arrival to the Great Lakes, invasive zebra and quagga mussels have spread throughout North America, causing serious ecological and economic damage. This webinar will introduce the history and biology of these tiny invaders in Ontario, as well as discuss their impacts and pathways of spread. We will also touch on what makes them especially invasive, and discuss prevention methods and how to report sightings of invasive mussels. Lastly, this webinar will highlight the community science IsampleON program that…

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Invasive Species and your Watershed: Introduction to Impacts, Prevention and Action

September 29 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

There are over 180 invasive species in the Great Lakes alone and several more that threaten our borders. Not only do invasive species pose a significant ecological threat, they also negatively impact the economy, recreational experience, and can even pose risks to human health. Join Derissa Vincentini from the Invasive Species Centre for an introduction to invasive species and to learn how to prevent, detect, and monitor invasive species in your lake and surrounding land. We will touch on what…

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October 2021

GSGP Leadership Summit Aquatic Invasive Species Panel

October 4 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

On October 4, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. EDT, the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Governors & Premiers will be hosting a discussion on Aquatic Invasive Species, including Creative approaches to combat Aquatic Invasive Species. Moderator: Ms. Erika Jensen, Executive Director, Great Lakes Commission Speakers: Director Colleen Callahan, Illinois Department of Natural Resources; Ms. Sarah Rang, Executive Director, Invasive Species Centre; Mr. Thor Sigfusson, Founder, Iceland Ocean Cluster

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