The Phragmites Network has been formed to provide a forum for discussion amongst representatives from each of the GBA associations. The purpose is to exchange information and ideas on the best practices for controlling and eradicating this invasive common reed that is raising much concern over its coastal effects along the shoreline, inlets, islands and marsh environments of eastern and northern Georgian Bay.
Investigate and advise the GBA Board about Phragmites on the Bay.
To be a liaison for GBA with other organizations, including but not limited to; GBF, Ontario Phragmites Working Group and the MNRF; to help develop educational material and control/eradication and disposal protocols for property owners along the eastern and northern shores of Georgian Bay.
- To conduct background work that clarifies best management practices around the identification, control and eradication of Phragmites on Georgian Bay.
- To work with and partner with other like-minded organizations in order to accomplish this goal.
- To remain current on all legislation, existing and new that is explicit to the eradication of Phragmites on the eastern and northern shores of Georgian Bay.
- To present recommendations for Board action, together with rationales based on the research.
The Phragmites Working Group members are:
|Georgian Bay Forever||Heather Sargeant|
|12 Mile Bay||Ray Boots|
|Bayfield Nares||Frank Pointner|
|Bay of Islands||Michael Dewson|
|Blackstone Lake||Rob Moos|
|Honey Harbour||Kathryn Davis|
|Madawaska Club||Kelly Killoran|
|Northern Georgian Bay||TBD|
|Pointe au Baril||Scott Sheard
|Sans Souci Copperhead||Tom Denune
|South Channel||Peter Adams|
|Wah Wah Taysee||TBD|
|Woods Bay||Sue McPhedran (Chair)|
Report by Katherine Denune on Phragmites in South Township of the Archipelago: Click Here
GBA and GBF 2018 flyer on Phragmites: Click Here
Link to Georgian Bay Forever comprehensive information on Phragmites: https://georgianbayforever.org/invasive-phragmites/