Some scenes from Sara Phragbusting in Collingwood

This summer, Sara Finnimore worked in cooperation with the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority and Georgian Bay Forever, and was the organizer and contact person for the Fight the Phrag program that was also supported by the Blue Mountain Watershed Trust.

Information to come:

  • A report of the project will be available later on in the Winter or Spring of 2018.
  • More pictures of community groups fighting Phragmites in Collingwood and Wasaga.
In the meantime, here are some quick snapshots of her personal fieldwork on Phragmites this summer.

About Georgian Bay Forever

Georgian Bay Forever is a charity that works on protecting your water through scientific research, education, partnerships, and rehabilitation efforts in Georgian Bay. One of our projects is to train, educate, and partner with communities and organizations to tackle invasive Phragmites which can take over beaches and shorelines. We're also helping to educate about beach stewardship. We're working with other organizations to get the word out on plastics and cigarette butt litter that are a real problem for Georgian Bay and the Great Lakes. To get more information, please see the links in blue below:
  • Invasive Phragmites are taking over shorelines. Join a local Phragbuster group in your area of Georgian Bay for 2018, or reach out to us to start one.
  • Read about helping beaches in Georgian Bay and Lake Huron, by Jenni Kaija is the Assistant Ecologist for Ontario Parks.
  • Read about the Wasaga Beeach cigarette Butt Free project
  • Learn about plastics. Our Lakes and Beaches are not garbage cans or ashtrays!
  • Please donate to Georgian Bay Forever! Every donation is so important to us to continue projects and education efforts that help protect the water of Georgian Bay.

The Collingwood Phragmites Project

The Collingwood area of Georgian Bay has sensitive wetlands that are under threat from invasive Phragmites. Georgian Bay Forever has been working for a number of years with partners and volunteers to help remove this invasive form the shorelines. Learn more about this Collingwood project and Phragmites in general at these links:

  • Summary of the Collingwood Project as of 2016
  • Connection to Water and a GBF's major funder The RBC Blue Water Project
  • General info about Invasive Phragmites and useful links
  • Students working with GBF and other partners in summer 2017