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Preserving Biodiversity Series – Part 2

April 26, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

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To celebrate 20 years of conservation, EBC invites you, our landowners, donors, supporters and members of the community to participate in the Preserving Biodiversity Series (PBS). PBS will promote stewardship, species at risk monitoring and invasive species control on privately owned land in the community. This celebration will promote stewardship and protection of biodiversity through education.

Workshops will be led by regional and local experts. Do you have species at risk on your property but don’t know what to do next? Our Species at Risk Workshop (Part 1) will cover methods for monitoring populations and improving or creating habitat for species at risk on your property. Invasive species are one of the greatest threats to biodiversity. The Invasive Species Workshop (Part 2) will educate participants about the identification, management and control of invasive species on your land.

The Preserving Biodiversity Series was funded in part by WWF-Canada. Workshops will take place April 12th & April 26th from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm at the Grey Roots Museum in Owen Sound. Register while spots are still available!

Part 2: Alien Invaders 101

The second workshop will take place on Wednesday, April 26th. With a focus on invasive plants, participants will leave this workshop with knowledge and resources required to control, manage and report many invasive species in the area. Invasive species are one of the biggest threats to biodiversity. Plants like Garlic Mustard and Phragmites form monocultures, crowding out native species often altering soil chemistry. These alterations make it so that native species are unable to repopulate the area. It is important to learn the signs of invasive species and understand how to respond.

Facilitated by the Ontario Invasive Plant Council

Do you have invasive plants on your property? Find out how to manage Ontario’s top invaders and what you can do to protect your land.

  •  Learn what impact invasive plants have
  • Learn how to ID your region’s top invaders
  • Learn management and control strategies
  • Get hands-on experience
  • Take home free resources

Join EBC along with Kellie Sherman and Collin Cassin to learn more!


Kellie started with the OIPC in January of 2014 as the Project Liaison and became the coordinator in August of 2015. Kellie spends most of her time coordinating and working on current projects, managing the website, applying for funding, coordinating the committees and managing finances. Kellie graduated from the Ecosystem Management program at Fleming College in 2010, and then went on to receive her Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Resource Science from Trent University. Her past experience includes work with the Community Stream Steward Program (Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters), the Natural Heritage Information Centre (Ministry of Natural Resources) and Kawartha Conservation, working as a Stewardship Technician.

Colin is the Project Specialist at the OIPC and spends most of his time coordinating the Early Detection and Rapid Response Network for Ontario, as well as managing our social media, assisting with other projects and conducting outreach. Colin joined the OIPC staff in the summer of 2015, after completing his masters at University of Toronto under Peter Kotanen. If you have 8-10 hours to spare, ask him about invasive earthworms and their impacts on plant community diversity. Past research and invasive plant control experience includes a range of aquatic and terrestrial invasive species.



April 26, 2017
10:00 am - 3:00 pm


Escarpment Biosphere Conservancy


Grey Roots Museum and Archive
102599 Grey Road 18, RR 4
Owen Sound, Ontario N4K 5N6 Canada
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1-877-GREY ROOTS (473-9766)