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Fight the Phrag. Work Day

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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!

Price: C$0.00

Start Time: 9:30 AM
End Time: 1:30 PM

Date: May 27, 2017

Address:
rare ECO Centre (Resource House)
rare ECO Centre
768 Blair Road
Cambridge, ON
Canada
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rare Charitable Research Reserve
1679 Blair Road
Cambridge, ON N3H 4R8
(519) 650-9336
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#8776 15914 RR0001