As part of the Invasive Species Centre’s 10-Year Anniversary, the Invasive Species Centre has awarded 24 microgrants of $1,000 each to support invasive species education and community action in Ontario. We’re featuring these projects throughout the year to help amplify the exciting microgrant project work being completed this year to support prevention and management of invasive species.

Current feature:

On the Friends of Second Marsh’s quest to eradicate Phragmites from the Oshawa Second Marsh and surrounding area, the organization is hosting a number of activities to get community members involved.

The overall goal of this project is to help increase public awareness about the impacts of Phragmites on the area’s ecosystems and what can be done to manage its spread.

“As we teach the public about Invasive Phragmites, Friends of Second Marsh Staff and Board Members are learning too,” says Wioletta Walancik, Administrative & Programs Director at Friends of Second Marsh.

Some of the initiatives taking place include guided hikes, an educational video & webinar, a social media campaign, and on-site signage (as shown in the photo above).

To learn more about Friends of Second Marsh, visit its website here.

To learn more about all the recipients of the Education and Community Action Microgrant Awards for Ontario, visit our ISC 10 Microgrants webpage.

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