Archive for the ‘Invasive Species’ Category

Manitoulin Streams Improvement Association – 2018 VRS AGM

Bob Florean is retired from 38 years working for the Ministry of Natural Resources & Forestry, as a Fish & Wildlife Specialist and Stewardship Coordinator.  Bob is also an avid fisherman, whose outdoor related passions include working with various community stewardship champions to enhance, protect and restore compromised natural resource values.  Bob is also the founder of the award winning Manitoulin Streams Improvement Assoc.


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Milfoil Madness – April 11, 2017 – 6:30 pm, Lockerby Legion, Sudbury

The Greater Sudbury Watershed Alliance extends an invitation to attend an information session, “Milfoil Madness” on April 11th, 2017, at 6:30 pm, Lockerby Legion, Long Lake Road.

Featuring 2 presenters from the Ottawa area:  Giorgio Vecco and Rob Perrins.   As 18 lakes have been invaded by Eurasian Water Milfoil (EWM) in our City of Lakes, there is avid interest in their latest research and new technology to control/manage EWM.

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Simon Lake Community wants reprieve from Algae


The Vermilion River Stewardship (VRS) is writing to express concern over an HCI Grant Application by the Simon Lake Community Stewardship Group (SLCSG), requesting that the City of Sudbury purchase a mechanical harvester to remove algae from Simon Lake. Read the rest of this entry »

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Removing Invasive Aquatic Plants

Check out the rules for removing invasive aquatic plants that pose a threat to Ontario’s environment, economy and society.

The rules for removing invasive aquatic plants that pose a threat to Ontario’s environment, economy and society.

Effective January 1, 2014.

The basics

In Ontario, the beds of most water bodies are Crown land.

The Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) manages these lands under the Public Lands Act.

The Public Lands Act applies to the use of provincial Crown land and shore lands. There are some exceptions, including provincial parks and conservation reserves.

The Act does not apply to the use of federal lands and waterbodies (e.g., the Trent-Severn and Rideau Canal waterways).

You can remove invasive aquatic plants, if you follow the rules listed below.

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The Lower Vermilion Source Water Quality Program is a 3 year study to characterize the lower Vermilion River to identify all negative inputs and outputs affecting water quality, and to ultimately recommend a course of action to protect and restore water quality on the Vermilion River system.