The Earth Day 2022 theme is ‘Invest in our Planet’, encouraging positive action for our planet. The Invasive Species Centre is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2022 Microgrants For Ontario program. The Invasive Species Centre awarded 60 microgrants of $1,000 to $5,000 each to catalyze positive action and support invasive species education, community action, and management planning in Ontario.

We are pleased to support the exciting microgrant project work, and thank the individuals, groups and organizations that take action to help prevent and manage invasive species in Ontario,” says Sarah Rang, Executive Director at the Invasive Species Centre. “Work done at the community level is critical to protecting lands and water from the impacts of invasive species.”

An invasive species is an organism that causes, or is likely to cause, ecological, economic, or social harm in a new environment. Invasive species reduce the diversity of plant and animal species and can put native species at risk. They do this by crowding-out native species or competing for resources like light, water, and nutrients, preying on native species, or acting as carriers for diseases or parasites that could spread to native species. Find out more about the impacts of invasive species here.

The Invasive Species Centre would like to thank the Province of Ontario and the Ontario Trillium Fund for their support.

Congratulations to the recipients of the Invasive Species Centre 2022 Microgrants For Ontario program; they can be viewed at www.invasivespeciescentre.ca/isc-microgrants.

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