Help protect Sault Ste Marie’s urban biodiversity! Join us on Saturday May 27th in Sutton Park as the EDRR Network & our partners take on SSM’s biggest garlic mustard population. We’ll be showing experienced and new GM pullers how to identify and remove this invasive plant. Please bring work gloves, and we’ll supply the rest!
See you there!
Join us on Tuesday June 27th 2017 as we tackle Thunder Bay’s only known garlic mustard population with the help of our local volunteer network! During Thunder Bay’s 2nd ever garlic mustard pull we’ll show participants how to identify and remove this invasive plan. In following up on the great work completed by volunteers in June 2016 we’ll continue to ensure that this invasive plant doesn’t gain a foot hold in our community, as it has in many other parts of the province.
Free pizza and “How To” session begins at 6:00pm sharp! Pulling will begin at 6:30pm! Feel free to drop in at any time to lend a hand and learn about the impact of this invasive plant on urban biodiversity!
Please RSVP by email or phone with Colin at firstname.lastname@example.org or 705-748-6324 x281 to ensure we have enough food for everyone!
Join the EDRR Network and our friends at EcoSpark, Credit Valley Conservation Authority and the Riverwood Conservancy for a special workshop designed to help teachers bring invasive species content into their classroom. In this free workshop we’ll cover how to access a number of helpful education-oriented tools and resources designed to share knowledge on the 2nd leading threat to global biodiversity! Register for this event at www.ecospark.ca/terrestrial-invaders.Terrestrial Invaders Workshop Poster
Say goodbye to sea buckthorn at Forks of the Credit Provincial Park!
Join us on Monday April 3rd 2017 as we survey Forks of the Credit Provincial Park in Caledon for the invasive shrub, sea buckthorn! For more information on this event please visit our events page.
Invasive Species Summit for Emerging Environmental Professionals
WHAT: The Summit is back! After a well-attended event in 2016, we’re delighted to host a follow-up workshop in 2017! This free, one-day, student led workshop will cover Ontario’s established and next wave invasive species. All taxa (plants, birds, fish, you name it!) will be covered. No prior expertise is needed to attend!
WHY: Emerging researchers across Peel and Halton regions are contributing to exciting new research that is helping us better understand invasive species and their impacts on Ontario’s natural history. Student representatives from each of Peel and Halton region’s colleges and universities are invited to take part in this one day free workshop that has been sponsored by the EDRR Network of Ontario.
Participants will have the opportunity to network with peers from other institutions, studying similar issues, and share experiences gained from working on a range of invasive species found in Ontario.
Presentations will also focus on a range of invasive species that are not yet found in Ontario, and help introduce participants to the “Next-wave” of invasive plants, diseases, and other taxa.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE: Recent graduates living/working in the GTA, or any student attending a local post-secondary institution such as:
|· McMaster University
· University of Toronto
· University of Guelph
· University of Waterloo
· Laurier University
|· Conestoga College
· Mohawk College
· Sheridan College
· Humber College
Saturday March 25th 2017
9:30 am to 4:00 pm
Sheridan College – Trafalgar Campus
1400 Trafalgar Road
COST: Absolutely free! We simply ask that you participate in the workshop, and ultimately help us broaden the “first line of defense” against new invasive species in Peel and Halton Region’s.
But that’s not all! We realize it can be a challenge for students to get to a meeting of this scale so to help alleviate any difficulties with getting to the meeting, we’re happy to be able to offer travel subsidies for any driver offering to carpool from their home campus, to the meeting. Connect with your institutional representative for more information.
REGISTRATION & MORE INFORMATION: For registration information please contact Colin at email@example.com.
Invasive Species Summit for Young Professionals – 2017
Due to the overwhelmingly positive response garnered from participants, we are pleased to announce that we will be hosting a follow up event in January 2017! Please check here for more information as it becomes available. If you would like to participate in this event, please email the southern Ontario EDRR coordinator directly (colin at oninvasives.ca).
Who We Are
The Early Detection & Rapid Response (EDRR) Network Ontario project aims to train and equip volunteers with the skills and resources needed to better detect and reduce invasive species in Ontario, one community at a time.