Invasive species training workshop to be held in Providence Bay

By Engbretson, Eric [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

PROVIDENCE BAY—All those with an interest in our waters should plan to attend the aquatic invasive species training workshop in Providence Bay next Wednesday, June 19.

Led by Gabby Nichols of the Ontario Invasive Plant Council, and through the Early Detection and Rapid Response Network Ontario (an Ontario Trillium Funded program) the day gets underway at 9 am at the Providence Bay Community Centre with workshops until 2:30 pm. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

“We are hoping to attract residents, recreationalists, environmental professionals and any other interested individuals on Manitoulin Island and surrounding areas to this free, one-day workshop,” Ms. Nichols tells The Expositor.

Along with workshops, there will also be samples for people to see, such as Asian carp, aquatic invasive plants and invasive invertebrates. Workshop attendees will get to know how to identify the invasive species and learn how they can stop or control the spread.

Manitoulin Streams will also be on hand, highlighting their work and that of the Manitoulin Phragmites Project.

Pre-registration for this free workshop is required and can be done by visiting

The Providence Bay Community Hall is located at 11 Mutchmor Street.