2021 Invasive Phragmites Management. Georgian Bay Forever Report.

24 Georgian Bay Forever Phragmites Report 2021 (20m2), such as site 14 seen in figure 22 and 23. The last 7 sites were only left untreated due to inaccessibility from construction and water levels too low for the Baykeeper to reach. In addition, a few sites GBF has managed are in-land such as a site on Buck Lake which has been controlled previously but was not checked this year. GBF will be working with the Nature Conservancy to share knowledge of land-based sites such as the one on Buck Lake and possibly passover the responsibility. In 2022, GBF is committed to our plans and efforts in Honey Harbour and will continue our work in order to bring this area closer to our goal of 90% eradication by 2025. Thank you to the Honey Harbour Association, leadership efforts in the community by Bonnie Blanchard, and the volunteers! Figure 24: Site 14 in Honey Harbour before cutting. Figure 25: Site 14 in Honey Harbour after cutting. Present Island Table 10: Status of all 9 sites on Present Island. Present Island has 9 sites that we did not see any regrowth for the second year in a row. GBF will continue to monitor Present Island in 2022 to ensure there is no more Phragmites growing. Total sites New Sites # of sites Eradicated/ Monitored # of sites Cut # of sites Controlled (Eradicated/ Monitored + Cut) # of sites Untreated % Eradicated/ Monitored % Cut % Control Present Island 9 0 9 0 9 0 100 0 100