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Spraying Phragmites in Canatara Park

By City Staff

In an effort to eradicate phragmites in Canatara Park, spraying of the invasive perennial grass will occur between Tuesday, October 24 and Friday, October 27, subject to weather conditions and park programming.

Portions of Canatara Park will be inaccessible between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Signage will be posted and a spotter will be on site to ensure pedestrians do not enter the work zone.

Staff have taken into consideration that there are scheduled activities taking place in the park next week and spraying will be avoided during these events.

The Ministry of Natural Resources has granted permission to the City for the eradication of invasive species including phragmites on the Howard Watson Nature Trail and in Canatara Park.

Following eradication of the phragmites, a suitable seed mix will be applied to allow native species to return to the area and limit the opportunity for invasive species to re-invade.  City staff will consult with Lambton Wildlife Committee and the Sarnia Environmental Advisory Committee to select an appropriate seed mix for the area.

This article was posted Friday, October 20, 2017 3:16 PM

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