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Volunteers needed for Phrag Free Tiny Marsh

August 23

Phragmite australis

Tiny Marsh needs your help!

The invasive Common Reed (Phragmites australis subsp. australis) is establishing itself within this provincially significant wetland and there is a program being implemented to stop its spread. The Marl Lake-Tiny Marsh-Matchedash Bay Conservation Association (M-T-M) is creating a task force of volunteers to assist with this control program.

Volunteers who wish to participate in this “Phrag Free Tiny Marsh” project will be trained on the identifications of both the native and invasive forms of phragmites, will learn of various control methods that can be applied, and be led in work parties along the Trotter Dike to hand-cut stands of this invasive plant species.

M-T-M has obtained financial support from Tiny Township and Ducks Unlimited (Canada), coupled with informational support from the Ontario Invasive Plant Council and the Invasive Phragmites Control Centre, which has allowed for the mapping and evaluation of the Phragmites threat to Tiny Marsh and area. Now it’s time for some hands-on action!

Volunteers can sign up to join a work party for a variety of dates in August, currently set to occur on a Monday, Wednesday or Saturday. Work times will be 9 a.m. to 12:00 and 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Pre-registration is required by contacting David Hawke, Volunteer Coordinator, at vol@mtmconservation.org. Detailed information will be supplied to those who express an interest in helping with this project.

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Date:
August 23
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Website:
vol@mtmconservation.org

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