What are phragmites?

Canada’s worst invasive plant

Phragmites australis: an alien, invasive plant with origins in Europe which has found its way to the Long Point area and is expanding rapidly in coastal and wetland environments.

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Alliance Members

The Long Point Phragmites Action Alliance was formed in May 2015. The intent of this Alliance is to develop a united and well planned management approach for controlling Invasive Phragmites in the Long Point region that is effective, efficient and environmentally responsible.

Recent news

Big Creek Phragmites Control Services Program

The Long Point Phragmites Action Alliance (LPPAA) is calling on landowners in the lower Big Creek watershed for help with the Long Point Phragmites control program. Phragmites is an aggressive invasive plant that can harm local biodiversity and impact farm crops and operations by clogging drains and blocking access to irrigation ponds. Until now, the […]

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2018 update

The 2018 invasive Phragmites control program in the Long Point region was another resounding success! The Nature Conservancy of Canada led the control work in the coastal wetlands again this year; completing over 500 hectares (ha) of surveys and re-treatment of the 2017 project area. A few new wetlands were treated in the Turkey Point and Lower […]

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2017 Update

2017 Long Point Phragmites Pilot Project Update The initial phase of the Long Point Phragmites Pilot Project has wrapped up for the 2017 season. This year’s program saw an expansion in geography locally, including treatment in coastal wetlands in Long Point, Turkey Point and the lower Big Creek watershed. Approval was received for up to 1000 […]

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