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The city needs to take action against invasive plant species

There are invasive plant species along the NST and the city that are choking out native plants. Our native plants are important for pollination and healthy waterways as well as for creating natural habitat for many species of birds and insects. Phragmites, garlic mustard and dog straggling vine are just a few of the invasives we have that are challenging to eradicate. Cities all over the province are dealing with this problem. This problem will get harder to manage the longer it is neglected. Barrie needs solid policy and an action plan to eliminate this threat to our natural environment spaces across the city. We call upon city staff and City Council to make this a priority when budget planning.

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      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        As of August 2017 there was a large stand of phragmites in one of the ponds in Heritage Park. Would love to see staff trained on how to remove this!!! Or it could even be a volunteer project. Could be taken care of in a few hours.

      • Carol Dunk commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is a very worthy project that needs to be acted on as soon as possible. Every season that it is put off reduces the area that can be used by native birds, insects and small mammals.

      • Sarah commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        NST stands for North Shore Trail. It is the trail that runs along the north side of the lake in the east end of Barrie.

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