Bev Cloud, left, with Green Stream Lawn and Vegetation Management, hauls out phragmites as Chad McKeown, also with Green Stream, goes back for more. They were among 50-60 people taking part in an appreciation barbecue hosted by the Lambton Shores Phragmites Community Group Saturday at the Lambton Centre. Tyler Kula/Sarnia Observer/Postmedia Network

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.

Phragmites burn near Walpole Island bridge, Chatham Kent Fire Dept ​at the scene. (@SydenhamCurrent | Twitter)

PHRAGMITES BURN NEAR WALPOLE ISLAND BRIDGE (VIDEO) Wallaceburg firefighters were at the scene along the Snye River, on the Chatham-Kent side, near the Walpole Island bridge on Thursday afternoon battling large brush fires. It appears the phragmites were ignited along …

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Phrag fighters. From left to right: Dr. Janice Gilbert, Nature Conservancy Canada and Ontario Phragmites Working Group; Kate Monk, Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority; Al Williamson, Williamson Farms; Don McCabe, President, Ontario Federation of Agriculture; Ken Vegh, Municipal Drainage & Inspection Supervisor, Town of Kingsville; Mayor Bill Weber, Lambton Shores; Nette Pachlarz, Director, Lambton Shores Phragmites Community Group; Nancy Vidler, Chair, LSPCG. One stem of Phragmites can grow to more than three metres in height and send out several new runners from its stem. (photo – Bill MacDonald)

Controlling Phragmites in drains and roadside ditches The Lambton Shores Phragmites Community Group (LSPCG) has spent the past several years controlling the invasive grass Phragmites australis in the coastal wetlands and is now taking the fight upstream from Port Franks …

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