PETERBOROUGH, ONTARIO–(Marketwire – Aug. 24, 2010) – In September, landowners in the Credit River watershed will have the opportunity to learn from the experts about the impacts of invasive plants, trees and shrubs on the biodiversity of their property.
In conjunction with the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters (O.F.A.H.) and Ministry of Natural Resources'(MNR) Invading Species Awareness Program (ISAP), Ontario Invasive Plant Council (OIPC), and Halton Peel Stewardship Council, Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) is hosting a full day workshop on September 12 from 10 am to 3 pm. The event will take place at the Terra Cotta Conservation Area Watershed Learning Centre, which is located just north of the village of Terra Cotta. Topics include the identification of invasive species threatening the Credit River watershed, their impacts to biodiversity, and how to develop control and management plans. Participants are encouraged to bring their questions and photos for advice on specific issues.
The cost for the workshop is $10 per person and includes speakers, course materials, lunch, and a short walking tour. Participants of the Your Guide to Caring for The Credit workshop may receive free admission by submitting an action plan worksheet. Registration closes September 8, however if space is still available, participants may register for the workshop (no lunch) at the door. For more information and to register call Andrea Morrone at 1-800-668-5517 or visit www.creditvalleyca.ca/events.
CVC is one of 36 conservation authorities operating in Ontario, and is a partnership of the municipalities within the Credit River Watershed. CVC is dedicated to conserving, restoring, developing and managing natural resources on a watershed basis. For more information, visit www.creditvalleyca.ca
The OIPC is a non-profit, multi-agency organization coordinating a provincial response to the growing threat of invasive plants. www.ontarioinvasiveplants.ca
The O.F.A.H. and the MNR partner to deliver the ISAP, the largest program of its kind in Canada, which uses public education and awareness to prevent the introduction of new invasive species, and to stop the spread of those already here. www.invadingspecies.com
With over 100,000 members, subscribers and supporters and 670 member clubs, the O.F.A.H. is the leading fish and wildlife conservation organization in Ontario. To learn more, visit www.ofah.org