2021 Invasive Phragmites Management. Georgian Bay Forever Report.

13 Georgian Bay Forever Phragmites Report 2021 Figure 10: GBF Phragbuster Jared and members of Tay Township council at the Waubaushene community cut. Photo Credit: The Water Brothers – thewaterbrothers.ca Calvert Park Calvert Park received cutting treatment from truxors in 2020 but unfortunately did not have as much success as Delta Drive shorelines. Though some sites that grew back were smaller, the entire shoreline from Calvert Park south to Crescent Island has become overtaken by invasive Phragmites and is too large, dense and far spread for a couple staff members and/or volunteers to tackle. It is presumed that lower water levels, nutrient availability, soil content and other environmental factors had an impact on the success of the cut to drown method via truxors. A community cut was planned in coordination with GBF and Tay Township to recruit many volunteers to do some cutting at Calvert Park. Unfortunately, we were not able to recruit enough volunteers and the event was cancelled due to a severe weather warning. Some cutting was conducted at a later date by our Phragbusters as seen on the map to the right. Figure 11: Close-up map of the Calvert Park Phragmites locations.