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August 2021

Unpacking the Programs and Policies of Invasive Free Gardening in Ontario

August 26 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Presented by: Colleen Cirillo, Ontario Invasive Plant Council Colin Cassin and David Dutkiewicz, Invasive Species Centre Join the Invasive Species Centre's monthly webinar series for an exploration of the horticultural pathway for invasive species in Ontario. Our first speaker will provide a brief overview of the policy landscape as it relates to invasive species. Our next speaker will introduce the Grow Me Instead Guide, a popular resource for those interested in invasive-free gardening. Our final speaker will share a case…

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September 2021

Himalayan Balsam: Control and Management in Ontario

September 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Himalayan balsam is an annual plant, native to the Himalayan region of Asia. It was introduced to North America in the early 1800s and is commonly used as an ornamental plant. It has been successful at escaping cultivation and invading natural areas, creating dense stands that out-compete native vegetation. This one-hour webinar will provide a broad overview of Himalayan balsam, how to identify it, and the current best management practices. Join us for this FREE webinar to learn how you…

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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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