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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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

2019 Phragmites Control Update

The 2019 Emergency Use Registration (EUR) Phragmites control program, a partnership between the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) and the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) in the Long Point region was a resounding success! Led by NCC, contractors conducted follow-up surveys and re-treatment across the project area and began an exciting new inland […]

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2019 Phragmites Control is Complete

The LPPAA and it’s members are excited to announce that all Phragmites control plans for 2019 have been completed. Follow up work including cutting, rolling, or burning will take place where required in the coming months. LPPAA would like to extend a large thank you to all of the private landowners that enrolled in the […]

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Long Point Crown Marsh Phragmites Control Program – Update Sept 5, 2019

Long Point Phragmites Control Program PROJECT UPDATE: Herbicide application for the control of Phragmites was initiated on September 5th in the Long Point Crown Marsh. Updates on the implementation of the project will be posted on this website. 2019 Project Summary The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (`the ministry`) has recognized invasive Phragmites australis as a significant […]

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