Dec 7, 2017 – FOCA publishes A Shoreline Owner’s Guide to Invasive Species
Invasive species, including Phragmites australis, zebra and quagga mussels and Asian carp, are recognized as potential threats to Georgian Bay ecosystems. The Federation of Ontario Cottagers Associations recently publishedA Shoreline Owner’s Guide to Invasive Species. This publication outlines the challenge of invasive species, identifies some that are of particular interest to shoreline property owners, and suggests actions that owners can take. Here is a link to the publication: https://foca.on.
March 2nd, 2017 – Trump administration delays plans for Asian carp defence indefinitely
The Trump administration has delayed indefinitely a plan for strengthening defences on a crucial Chicago-area waterway to prevent Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes, where scientists say they could cause severe harm to native fish populations, officials said Tuesday. See attached for more info – here
February 20, 2017 – National Invasive Species Forum Ottawa
This Forum brings together government, academia, industry, professionals, businesses, Indigenous groups and others to share important information, research and networking opportunities and to highlight nationally the importance of invasive species prevention and management. Read more about the keynote speaker and how to attend – Click Here
February 14, 2017 – Invaders in your cottage garden. Be aware!
Many cottages have a patch of ornamental garden or plantings to fill in bare spots created by construction. Sometimes “non-native” species are planted. These species are not necessarily harmful. Most of the plants purchased at nurseries or transplanted from home gardens are not invasive. That is, they do not escape cultivation and move into wild areas to the detriment of natural diversity. Read up on these invasive species in a report from Robert Moos, GBA Director for Blackstone Lake Cottagers’ Association; member GBA Lands and Forests Committee – Click Here
April 12, 2016 – Species at Risk Technician Job Posting
Blazing Star Environmental is looking for a Species at Risk Technician for this summer. Here is the specific Job Posting – Click Here.
April 23, 2015 – Owen Sound: Lyme disease on the uptick across Canada
Click here for a recent news clip on Lyme disease
April 19, 2015 – 15 reasons the Canada lynx is such an amazing animal
In case you missed this, here’s an interesting article on the Canadian Lynx from Cottage Life Magazine. Click here
Lab Bird Cams Virtual Bird Watching at its Best! Click here!
What does the lynx say? This incredible video offers a rare glimpse of a Canada Lynx in its natural habitat.