Taking on Garlic Mustard in Thunder Bay: Round 2!

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 colin@oninvasives.ca or 705-748-6324 x281 to ensure we have enough food for everyone!

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Continued Interest in EAB Action in Thunder Bay

EDRR’s own Taylor Wright recently published an article in The Chronicle Journal on the importance of continuing the discussion surrounding Emerald Ash Borer management within the City of Thunder Bay. After first detecting the invasive forest pest in June 2016, many community members have continued to support the need to adopt the City of Thunder Bay Emerald Ash Borer Management Strategic Plan prepared by city staff. To learn more about this plan and other efforts to mitigate the impact of EAB in the City of Thunder Bay check out the City’s website at www.thunderbay.ca/eab.

Garlic Mustard Eradication in Thunder Bay

In June 2016 the EDRR Network coordinated its first localized invasive species eradication project in Thunder Bay, Ontario. A small patch of garlic mustard was identified during a volunteer training session and a small task force was created to prevent this species from spreading into other natural areas. The Thunder Bay District Master Gardeners and Thunder Bay Field Naturalists Club were instrumental in organizing teams to identify, map and remove the only known population of this invasive plant in the district. We look forward to monitoring the area next year to eliminate any lingering threats posed by an existing seedbank. Excellent work by all involved!

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