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Phragmites Control (August 31 – Morning)

Phragmites is a perennial grass native to Eurasia that has been damaging biodiversity, wetlands and beaches in Ontario for decades. It is an aggressive spreader that out-competes native species through competition for resources and the release of toxins. It reduces habitat and food for wildlife, lowers water levels, increases the risk of fire and can affect agriculture, road safety and recreational activities. Volunteers will assist with the removal of this species at a number of sites across the property, including the Blair Flats wetland.

Cost: This event is FREE, but registration is required. Attendees meet at rare’s Lamb’s Inn headquarters at 1679 Blair Road, and staff will lead them to the site. For more information, contact rare’s Conservation Technician at 519-650-9336 x114 or or

Recommended Attire:

  • Sturdy, closed-toed shoes and socks.
  • Layers of loose, comfortable clothing that can get dirty
  • Long-sleeved shirt (that can be tucked)
  • A hat is recommended

Additional Items to Bring:

  • Refillable water bottle
  • Sunscreen and Insect repellent
  • Snacks and/or bag lunch depending on the time of day
  • Work gloves if you have them.
  • Rain coat (if in forecast)

We will bring:

  • Extra work gloves
  • Equipment
  • First aid kit


  • Since we will be working in remote areas of the property, washroom facilities will only be available at the start and end of each session at Lamb’s Inn.

Volunteer opportunities are broken up into morning (10:00AM-12:30PM) and afternoon (1:30PM-4:00PM) sessions.  The time of day will be indicated at registration. If interested in participating for both a morning and an afternoon session, please register for both time slots separately. Register for events at

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