Issue: Phragmites

Saving our Shoreline: We Helped Fight the Phrag

Watershed Trust is one of the community groups helping to cut back invasive Phragmites, the pernicious grass that’s spreading along the Georgian Bay shoreline, local wetlands and streams. We received a $15,000 grant from the Weston Foundation towards Fighting the Phrag and passed the money on to the NVCA. Sarah Campbell, [...]

Media Release: Help us fight an aggressive invasive plant in Collingwood & Blue Mountains

Help us fight an aggressive invasive plant in Collingwood & Blue Mountains 2 August 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Collingwood, ON – On August 18th the Blue Mountain Watershed Trust will be going head-to-head with Phragmites Australis, an invasive grass that grows so thick that turtles become trapped and die. "It’s an extremely [...]

2018-11-26T19:10:21+00:00 August 2nd, 2018|Categories: Events, News, Phragmites, Phragmites Event|Tags: |

Fight the Phrag! August 18, 2018

DATE: Saturday, August 18th 2018 TIME: Morning session 8:00 – 11:00, Lunch 11:30 – 1:00, Afternoon session 1:00 – 4:30 LOCATION: West Collingwood Shoreline (map to come) Phragmites is an invasive plant that poses a serious threat to our local environment. It has invaded our beaches and our wetlands. If left [...]

2018-11-26T19:12:16+00:00 July 24th, 2018|Categories: Events, News, Phragmites, Phragmites Event|Tags: |

Save the Date: Volunteer on August 18 to “Fight the Phrag!

Save the Date: Volunteer on August 18 to “Fight the Phrag! This will be the fourth summer that Watershed Trust, NVCA, the Town of Collingwood and Georgian Bay Forever have joined together to cut down the invasive Phragmites along the Collingwood shoreline. Again this year we will target the Eastern Fen, [...]

2018-11-26T19:13:37+00:00 May 10th, 2018|Categories: Events, News, Phragmites Event|Tags: |

Fight the Phrag!

Fight The Phrag! On August 12, This Summer, the Crews Were Out Working By George Powell, Watershed Action Group. Photos by Duncan Bristow, also of Watershed Action Group Aquatic biologist Sara Finnimore and Fred Dobbs both of the NVCA led the cut in the Hen and Chickens area, public lands [...]

2018-11-26T19:31:35+00:00 October 12th, 2017|Categories: Events, News, Phragmites Event|Tags: |

2016 ‘Fight the Phrag

2016 ‘Fight the Phrag By George Powell, WAG member; photos: Paul Morgan This is the second year of attacking Phragmites along the Collingwood shoreline. This year we targeted the wetlands west of Sunset Point Park and east of Heritage Drive where Phragmites is making inroads into this unique and rare coastal wetland. [...]

2018-11-26T19:42:13+00:00 October 10th, 2016|Categories: Events, News, Phragmites Event|Tags: |

Fighting the Phrag!

Fighting the Phrag! By George Powell, Vice Chair, Watershed Action Committee, Watershed trust Last fall we received a phone call from Gail Bascombe, a condominium owner at Rupert’s Landing who was concerned with the rapid spread of Phragmites across the waterfront, to the extent that recreational activities in White’s Bay were being [...]

2018-06-20T16:54:25+00:00 September 20th, 2015|Categories: News|Tags: |

West Collingwood Phragmites Community Action Plan

West Collingwood Phragmites Community Action Plan Report of the Start-up Meeting May 5, 2015 Prepared by Eric Wilis The meeting was well attended with representatives from the Town of Collingwood, Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority (NVCA), Georgian Bay Forever, the Rod and Gun Club, Rupert’s Landing, Admiral’s Gate, and Dockside Village. [...]

2018-11-26T20:42:41+00:00 May 5th, 2015|Categories: Issues, News, Phragmites|Tags: |