Georgian Bay Community Phragbuster Groups

Want to find out who is working on invasive Phragmites in your community? Just look below.
AND/OR do you want to help people find you and your community and add to your volunteers and resources and promote your cut. If so, just email Communications.
OR If you want to volunteer, and don't know how or where or what to do, email Communications.

Blackstone Harbour

Susan DiGravio: Susan fought against Phrag last year in Woods Bay and the Park. If you are in Blackstone and concerned about this invasive, please email Sue to join her in Phragbusting.

Bayfield-Nares Islanders' Association

Anne Stewart: Anne rallies her community to fight Phrag . Find out about about a Phragmites info walk on July 22nd (link). Join volunteers this summer. Please email Anne to join her in Phragbusting for the Bayfield-Nares Islanders' Association and more.

Cognashene

Sandy and Val Thompson, and students Samuel Dale and jack Fitzgerald : To help, or if you have questions, please email Jack or Sam or Sandy.

Collingwood

Sara Finnimore Working with NVCA, GBF and BMWT to add to the over 15 metric tons cleared in 2 years! Volunteer and register for these events - 1. Free Workshop July 13th. Registration and Details. 2. Help Cut on August 12! Find details and registration here.

Copperhead

Katherine Denune: Katherine is the chair of the Environment Committee for the Copperhead and Sans Souci Association. Please email Katherine to join the fight or help spread the word for 2017.

Craigleith Provincial Park

2017 Phragbusting events are coming for Craigleith Provincial park and nearby Wasaga Beach. Please contact Ashlea Veldhoen, Beach Stewardship Coordinator at Ashlea.Veldhoen@ontario.ca to get on their mailing list.

Georgian Bay Association

Phragmites Education and Management Committee: This Committee has representation from a number of Cottage Associations. Here is a link that lists who is on their committee that might be part of your community. Click herefor the Committee mandate and a number of interesting articles are listed on their site.

Go Home Bay - Madawaska Club

Kelly Killoran: Please contact Kelly at email Kelly to join the 2017 fight. Kelly Killoran is the President of the Madawaska Club of Go Home Bay.

Honey Harbour

Kathryn Davis: Kathryn has been leading the charge against invasive Phragmites in Honey Harbour for years, and is joined by 2 students this year! To help, or if you have questions, please email Kristin Koetsier or Conor Sweetnam or Kathryn to join the fight.

Madawaska Club - Go Home Bay

Kelly Killoran: Please contact Kelly at email Kelly to join the 2017 fight. Kelly Killoran is the President of the Madawaska Club of Go Home Bay.

Midland

Severn Sound Environmental Association (SSEA): In 2017, SSEA has an Invasive Species Intern helping to educate and train on invasive species. Sign up for the GBA/SSEA free Phragmites workshop (link) in Midland on July 14.

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If you have questions about Phragmites volunteer activities specifically in this area, email rrumney@midland.ca.

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Mill Lake

Tom and Sharon Scanlan :Tom and Sharon are members of the Mill Lake Guardians' Association This first year, they will be learning about Phragmites to identify if any threaten Mill Lake. Please email Tom or Sharon to learn more about it.

Penetanguishene

Severn Sound Environmental Association (SSEA): In 2017, SSEA has an Invasive Species Intern helping to educate and train on invasive species. Sign up for the GBA/SSEA free Phragmites workshop (link) in Midland on July 14.

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If you have questions about Phragmites volunteer activities specifically in this area, email rrumney@midland.ca.

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Pointe Au Baril and Sturgeon Bay

Scott Sheard and the Marine Patrol: August 12 cut date 10 am to 1 pmPABIA . Free volunteer appreciation lunch at 1 pm. 2 teams - 1. Phrag Cutting Team and 2. Phrag Hauling team. Please email Scott or Marine Patrol to help.

Sans Souci

Katherine Denune: Katherine is the chair of the Environment Committee for the Sans Souci and Copperhead Association. Please email Katherine to join the fight or help spread the word.

Sturgeon Bay and Pointe Au Baril

Scott Sheard is very active with PABIA . They need volunteers to help map and identify invasive Phragmites in Pointe au Baril and Sturgeon Bay. Getting Phragmites early is the key! Please email Scott to help.

Tay Township

Bryan Anderson: Bryan is the Manager of Parks for the Township of Tay. He is helping with activities for the Tay community. Tay enjoys great Phragmites support from Councillor Catherine Root and the Mayor Scott Warnock.

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Please email Bryan to find out about how to combat invasive Phragmites in Tay!

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Tiny

Severn Sound Environmental Association (SSEA): In 2017, SSEA has an Invasive Species Intern helping to educate and train on invasive species. Sign up for the GBA/SSEA free Phragmites workshop (link) in Midland on July 14.

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If you have questions about Phragmites volunteer activities specifically in this area, email rrumney@midland.ca.

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(Tiny) Wymbolwood Beach

Lynn Short: Lynn is a Professor at Humber College teaching about the environment. Read more about her Phragmites contributions. Tiny and Wymbolwood beach are always looking for volunteers to help the fight. Councillor Hinton of Tiny has supported Lynn and her efforts with trying to control this plant.

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Please email Lynn if you would like to learn what you can do in Tiny or Wymbolwood Beach.

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Wasaga Beach Provincial Park

The Park coordinated many Phragbusting activities in 2016. . For 2017, we'll reach out to them and find out what their plans are in 2017. In the meantime, if you are interested in Phragbusting in this area, please contact GBF at this email, communications and your information will be forwarded to them.2017 Phragbusting events are coming for Wasaga Beach Provincial Park and nearby Craigleith. Please contact Ashlea Veldhoen, Beach Stewardship Coordinator at Ashlea.Veldhoen@ontario.ca to get on their mailing list.

Woods Bay

Heather Sargeant: 2017 TBD. Thanks for all the 2016 efforts. View this video and volunteer for 2017 by contacting me. Please email Heather to join the fight or help spread the word. Heather also maintains a

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Woods Bay Phragfighter blog, which has not seen as many postings since starting as Communications Director for Georgian Bay Forever.

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Wymbolwood Beach (Tiny)

Lynn Short: Lynn is a Professor at Humber College teaching about the environment. Read more about her Phragmites contributions. Tiny and Wymbolwood beach are always looking for volunteers to help the fight. Councillor Hinton of Tiny has supported Lynn and her efforts with trying to control this plant.

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Please email Lynn if you would like to learn what you can do in Tiny or Wymbolwood Beach.

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