Invasive species are a major threat to biodiversity and can cause erosion along the stream bank. Not only is this a concern for native plants and animals, but for trail users and the community as well. The Junction Creek Stewardship Committee aims to address major ecological concerns associated with the spread of invasive plants along Junction Creek and engage with community stakeholders to encourage greater education and community stewardship.
The “Addressing erosion and biodiversity loss through invasive species management” project will conduct surveys of invasive species along Junction Creek to identify and monitor the spread of invasive terrestrial plants. Data collected from this project will contribute to scientific databases to facilitate the long-term management of invasive plant species and direct future restoration efforts along Junction Creek.
Project activities will also include free public events and stewardship activities to engage the community in invasive species management, prevention and community science. For more information about invasive species in the Junction Creek watershed, click here.
Invasive Species Workshop – July 20th @ 7pm
Join us for a FREE public workshop at the Living with Lakes Centre! The event will include a set-up of community outreach displays in the foyer and a special guest presentation in the Lake Room at 7:30pm by Derissa Vincentini from the Invasive Species Centre. Learn more about invasive species in your community and how to get involved!
Click here to register.
Is your group conducting an invasive species project in Greater Sudbury and would like to have an outreach display at the event? Please contact Sabrina at [email protected]
Click here (English) for a shareable copy of our Invasive species workshop poster!
Educational Walks and Invasive Plant Removal Activities – July to August
Are you interested in becoming an environmental steward in your neighbourhood? We are excited to announce we will be hosting free educational walks along Junction Creek to help to spread awareness of the ecological challenges posed by invasive plants and empower community stewards! Learn about invasive species identification, prevention, and management while enjoying the beauty of our urban waterways. Each walk will include an invasive plant removal activity (supplies provided)!
The walks will be on Mondays at 5pm rain or shine. See below for a list of locations and dates. Registration required.
Locations and dates:
- July 18th @ 5pm: Start at Twin Forks Playground to Lasalle Blvd
- July 25th @5pm: Start at Regent St through the Roxborough Greenbelt
- August 8th @5pm: Start at Lilac St to Martindale Rd
- August 15th @5pm: Start at Mountain St to Agnes St
Click here here to register for one or all of the events.
This project is supported by the Invasive Species Centre.