GBF 2019 Phrag Report

26 Other Stakeholders and Communities Magnetawan First Nations Georgian Bay Forever partnered with Magnetawan First Nations to help with identification, mapping, control, and disposal. On August 20 th 2019 a team of 6 removed the one invasive Phragmites on the Magnetawan River under GBF training and supervision. West Carling On June 22 nd GBF presented to West Carling Cottage Association. GBF provided an intro to Phragmites , how to map, how to cut, what the next steps would be and how to start . Blue Water, Wasaga Beach On August 17 th 2019, Brooke joined the Blue Water Community Association for year three of control along the shorelines just outside of Wasaga Beach. 910kg of biomass was removed for a total of 7 sites and over 15 dedicated volunteers. Giants Tomb On August 15 th 2019 Georgian Bay Forever met with Parks Canada, Ontario Parks, Georgian Bay Land Trust, Georgian Bay Spirits, Nature Conservancy of Canada and local volunteers to remove 8 sites on Giants Tomb. In a short 4 hours we were able to remove an estimated 3500kg of biomass that was left on site and will be monitored for years to come. Based on previous years we have seen a large reduction in size and will continue to cut this site in the future, which should be eradicated by 2021. Beausoleil First Nations, Christian Island Brooke visited on August 28 th for a presentation and demonstration of invasive Phragmites and tour the land with Parks Canada. Discussed possible collaborations for 2020.

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