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Fight the Phrag. Work Day


Saturday, May 27, 2017
9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Meet at rare ECO Centre

Are you interested in learning more about biodiversity, invasive species and how you can make a difference? If so, this is the event for you! In honour of the International Day for Biodiversity and with financial support from the Biodiversity Education and Awareness Network (BEAN), rare is hosting a workshop on the identification and removal of Common Reed (Phragmites australis). The day will start with an introduction to rare and a discussion on invasive species, how they are affecting biodiversity and why it is so important to manage them. We will then conduct a biodiversity activity at the work site to demonstrate these effects before getting to work actually removing Common Reed from around a recently restored cold water creek. Besides improving biodiversity at the creek, we will also be experimenting with three different non-chemical removal methods to determine the most effective strategy for fighting Common Reed. Participants will leave with a better understanding of invasive species and biodiversity as well as the skills to tackle your own invasive species either at home or elsewhere in your community!

Cost: This event is FREE!

We are sorry but registration for this event is now closed.

Please contact us if you would like to know if spaces are still available.


rare Charitable Research Reserve
1679 Blair Road
Cambridge, ON N3H 4R8
(519) 650-9336
Charitable Registration:
#8776 15914 RR0001