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June 2021

Intro to Aquatic Invasive Plants in Lanark County

June 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Eurasian watermilfoil and European frogbit are just two of the aquatic invasive plants that are already established in lakes within Lanark County, including Mississippi Lake. Other invasives, such as water soldier, are on the radar as potential next invaders. Not only do aquatic invasive plants pose a significant threat to the aquatic ecosystem including damaging fish populations, they also negatively impact recreational water-user experience and can even be harmful to human health. Join Mississippi Lakes Association and the Invasive Species…

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Introduction to Invasive Plants in Eastern Ontario

June 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Invasive species are among one of the greatest threats to the survival of our native species and ecosystems. Join us for this FREE invasive plants 101 workshop to gain the knowledge you need to start identifying and reporting invasive plants today! Please direct inquiries to

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July 2021

Asian Carp Information Session: The Threat of Grass Carp to the Canadian Waters of the Great Lakes

July 27 @ 7:00 pm - July 28 @ 8:00 pm

Do you have questions about Asian carps? Are you concerned about how they could impact the Great Lakes if they were to arrive and establish? If so, then join us for an information session! This information session will focus on Grass Carp, one of the four species of Asian carps, and the one that poses the most immediate threat to the Canadian waters of the Great Lakes. Join Asian Carp Canada on Tuesday, July 27th for the virtual portion of…

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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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