Green Speaker Series

Invasive Phragmites: Expert Panel

The Windsor Essex Environment Committee will team up with Essex Region Conservation and the Ontario Invasive Plant Council to explore the significant issues surrounding invasive Phragmites in the latest Green Speaker Series.

"Invasive Phragmites is an exotic plant species causing serious damage to biodiversity, wetlands and shorelines in the Essex region and across Ontario," explains Averil Parent, Coordinator for the Windsor-Essex Environment Committee. "Because it is so difficult to control, we thought it would be an excellent topic to explore as part of WECEC's Green Speaker Series."

Colin Cassin of the Ontario Invasive Plant Council (OIPC) will be the keynote speaker. Colin coordinates the Early Detection and Rapid Response Network of Ontario, a program which utilizes citizen scientists to reduce the impact of invasive species across the province, and works on other invasive plant projects. Ken Vegh and Lu-Ann Marentette, Drainage Superintendents for the Towns of Kingsville and Leamington will also speak to the challenges of this invasive plant within our region. Kevin Money, ERCA's Director of Conservation Areas, will highlight a recent pilot project.


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