Ipperwash Phragmites Phighters News

Wetland Restoration Project

Our second massive undertaking to restore the Tanner swale is being held on Monday, July 13, 2020. In order to effectively manage the swale restoration, we need to remove the standing dead Phragmites, and the new growth before seed heads …

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Invasive species or not

Which two pictures are not native to a swale? If you guessed yellow irises and yard waste, you are correct. Purple irises are native plants. Yellow irises are invasive and spread. Lawn waste could contain chemicals, insects or other harmful …

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Removing Phragmites

Notice to property owner. Please monitor your property. Two large clumps of active Phragmites were removed from the beach in front of your property this morning while I was doing beach maintenance. Using heavy equipment to clean an area just …

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Ducks Unlimited helping limit spread of phragmites

Ducks Unlimited has launched an online crowdfunding campaign hoping to help ramp up phragmites removal from the Lake Huron shoreline. The Lambton Shores Phragmites Community Group has led the charge on phragmites control for more than 300 acres and since …

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Did you know..? IPP Facts

Did you know that 21 volunteers spent over 134 hours removing invasive Phragmites, Sweet White Clover and Spotted Knapweed from Ipperwash Beach last year?  This does not include the hours spent picking up washed up Phragmites fragments, tagging Phragmites for …

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Keeping up the fight 

Phragmites group thanked its partners and volunteers Saturday with an appreciation barbecue

A stretch of open beach at the Lambton Centre in Lambton Shores simply didn’t exist two years ago.


Spading Reminder

Two beach walkers pose with 2 Phragmites stolon on the beach at MNRF Area 2. An orange pylon and tagged Phragmites will let our volunteers know where to spade. The Phragmites spading event will take place unless there is heavy …

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Reminder: Dune Spading Day

From the Ipperwash Phrag Phighters: Volunteers are needed and welcome to participate in our Ipperwash Beach and Dunes Spading Event.  Come out for a short fun event to improve and protect our community from the invasive species, Phragmites! When: Sunday, …

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Ipperwash Beach and Dunes Spading Event

When: Sunday, June 24, 2018 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Where: Meet at MNRF Area 1 parking lot East Parkway Drive Bring: sturdy shoes garden gloves sunscreen, bug spray water Provided: spades paper lawn waste bags Learn how to recognize …

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Phrag Spading Day – Huge Success

Armed with spades, gloves and paper bags for the three invasive plants, and garbage and recycling bags for litter… they came, they saw, and they conquered.



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