Who is the Long Point Phragmites Action Alliance (LPPAA)?

The Long Point Phragmites Action Alliance (LPPAA) 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. The LPPAA is a community group made up of a wide range of organizations including agricultural organizations, hunting and fishing clubs, cottage associations, and environmental groups with a common interest in eradicating the invasive plant Phragmites australis.

The LPPAA includes the following groups:

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LPPAA Phragmites Control Programs

Coastal Wetland Control

Since 2015, the LPPAA has been supporting and implementing control measures for Phragmites in the coastal wetlands of the Long Point region, including Turkey Point, Long Point and lower Big Creek. To date over 1100 ha of Phragmites has been treated as part of this effort.

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Big Creek Watershed Phased Program

In 2018 the LPPAA developed a subcommittee known as the Big Creek Watershed Subcommittee (BCWS). The BCWS is tasked with coordinating the expansion of Phragmites control services, beyond the coastal areas of the Long Point Bay, up the Big Creek Watershed.

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Norfolk County Expanded Control Services

Phragmites must be managed at a landscape scale to truly achieve success. With that in mind the LPPAA is expanding beyond the coastal wetlands and the Big Creek watershed to the rest of Norfolk County in 2021. This will allow anyone with Phragmites on their property to have control work take place free of charge.

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