2018 Georgian Bay Cuts for Invasive Phragmites

2018 Georgian Bay Phragbusting Cuts. Join one of these communities (scroll for yours).

Help Collingwood's wetlands and shorelines

Saturday August 18th. Register to cut Phragmites at at this link

3 other cuts. Lighthouse Point in Collingwood on August 14 and 15. And August 16 at Admiral’s Gate in Collingwood. Please contact vboyd@nvca.on.ca to volunteer for these cuts.

Help in The Massasauga Park: 2 cuts 1 date remaining.

You must register to volunteer and be in the area. Email info@gbf.org with the date(s) and sites you can volunteer at

Under The Massasauga Park authorization and with Georgian Bay Forever training, volunteers can help remove Phrag from 2 sites in the Park. This could not have been done without help and assistance is from The Friends of The Massasauga Park and cottage associations Sans Souci, South Channel, and Woods Bay.
  • Saturday August 11 - 9 am to 1 pm - 2 cut sites

For a little more info, please refer to this 2 page pdf and REMEMBER TO REGISTER to this 2 page pdf link

Help Tay shorelines with your neighbours:

Please register to volunteer and get more details from brincat.tamara@yahoo.com.
  • AUGUST 2ND Swan Lane, Port McNicoll 9.30 AM start
  • AUGUST 9TH, 10TH Wycliffe Cove, Victoria Harbour 10 am start
  • AUGUST 15TH (numbers) 11,15, 19 Bayside Ave, Victoria Harbour 9 am start
  • AUGUST 18TH End of Robin’s Point Road, Victoria Harbour 10 am start

Honey Harbour:

If you are in the Honey Harbour area, register to join other volunteers to Cut on these dates:

Pointe au Baril:
Sunday August 12
Sunday August 19
For details and to register, email Scott or Marine Patrol

Saturday August 11 - Yarwood Public Beach. Details and contact information here
Thursday August 16th - Wahnekewaning Beach. Details and contact information here

Wymbolwood Beach (Tiny): Multiple Summer Phrag Cuts
Wymbolwood beach are always looking for volunteers to help the fight. Please email Lynn Short if you would like to learn what you can do at Wymbolwood Beach.

Your Georgian Bay Community Group.
* Note: not all communities have registered their cuts. To search by first letter of your community and find your local leader, please go to this link.

If your community cut isn't listed above, email Communications to register your group. Phragmites don't follow boundaries - and the wider a Georgian Bay effort we make this, the better.

With more than 8,000 km of shoreline, Georgian Bay is home to some of the Canada's most pristine coastal wetlands. Many creatures and organisms depend on these wetlands for life-sustaining activities like food and foraging, nurseries, spawning, shade, water treatment and shelter. This tenacious invasive plant, Phragmites australis subsp australis, grows quickly and densely into monocultures that threaten to reduce plant biodiversity, decrease habitat for endangered species, and damage the proper functioning of Georgian Bay's coastal wetlands. You can help fight this invasive! Volunteer for one of the cuts listed.

Wetland Comparisons Georgian Bay
Phragmites cont...
Not only do they impair the wetlands ecosystems, they can wreak havoc on your recreational enjoyment of the water.

Due to its height and density, a stand of invasive Phragmites can block access to your favourite shoreline or view, and create potential fire hazards due to large amount of dead standing thatch within mature stands.
Georgian Bay Communities: Taking Action...

Georgian Bay Forever (GBF) calls fighters of invasive Phragmites - PHRAGBUSTERS.

Continuing this 2018, Phragbusters are a GBF trained coalition of passionate volunteers, environmental organizations, cottage associations and parks, municipalities (Collingwood, Tay, Georgian Bay Township). Funding and assistance for the Georgian Bay Forever project, Phragmites Eradication for the Health of our Water and Wetlands, was provided by the Government of Ontario, Patagonia, Environmental Grants Fund of Tides Foundation, Canada Summer Jobs, The Schad Foundation, Tay Township, Township of Georgian Bay, Honey Harbour and Cognashene Cottagers Associations and our many individual donors. We send our sincerest thanks to all for their investment in this initiative.  

Other events and opportunities:

  • Email us today at Communications to advise us of your interest in being a Phragbuster, and we will help you find a cut or learn about this plant.
  • Email us today at Communications to help you promote your cut with the Georgian Bay Community, and get more attention and volunteers.

More events to come. Remember to find out who is working on invasive Phragmites in your area
Link to Georgian Bay Phragbuster communities.