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!
Photographers of all ages and skill levels are invited to participate in the 2015 Forest Invasives Photo Contest. The purpose of this contest is to raise awareness about forest invasive species and to encourage Canadians to learn how to identify them.
Prizes have been donated by BioForest, Parks Canada, and MEC!
Photos must be submitted by September 30, 2015.
Learn more and at submit your photos at www.forestinvasives.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.