GBF 2019 Phrag Report

16 Cognashene (Georgian Bay Township) Cognashene- 29 Total Sites 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 GBF Staff 17 GBF Staff and Community Members 13 Community Members 6 1 Total Sites Managed (%) 100 100 100 100 Total Sites Managed (#) 29 29 29 29 Sites Eradicated by Year End (%) 41 55 79 97 100 Sites Eradicated by Year End (#) 12 16 23 28 29 29 Over the last seven years, the Cognashene Phragmites program has been a great success. Thanks to the community support and volunteer involvement, and the hard work of the Georgian Bay Forever students, Cognashene has seen a reduction in the number of Phragmites sites by over 15% in the past year. Background: In the summer of 2018, Cognashene was home to 25 sites, and in 2019 17 sites remain. 95% of these sites have reduced in size and density over the past two years, leaving 85% of the sites in Cognashene as low density/mixed sites. Areas that were once home to large monoculture patches of Phragmites are now clear of all sites (Cognashene Lake) or on their way to eradication (Longuissa Bay). Township of Georgian Bay (Cognashene)

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