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May 2021

Problem Plants: Invasive Phragmites & Japanese Knotweed (Webinar)

May 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 pm

Invasive species threaten the natural ecosystem and infrastructure around us. Join the Georgian Bay Biosphere for the first of this two-part series on invasive species. In this free webinar we’ll look in detail at how to identify, prevent the spread of, and manage two high-profile species: Phragmites (European Common Reed) and Japanese Knotweed. We'll end with w Q&A session led by Biosphere staff and Georgian Bay Forever. Click here to register! This webinar is offered in partnership with the Municipality

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Native Plant Fundraiser

May 28 @ 5:00 pm

The Georgian Bay Biosphere is offering the 5th annual Native Plant Fundraiser! Over 40 species of native trees, shrubs, and wildflowers are available. Order deadline: Friday May 28th Learn more and place your order here!   Bonus! Learn more about these plants with the Best for the Biosphere: Gardening with Native Plants webinar on Thursday May 6th. Register here.  

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June 2021

Septic System Health & You (Webinar)

June 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

In this free webinar, we're joined by Danielle Ward from Adams Brothers Construction as she shares information on grey water pits, composting toilets, septic inspections, and more! Learn how important and simple it can be to keep your septic in tip top shape. Short term care can mean long term savings and peace of mind! Click here to register! This webinar is offered in partnership with the Township of the Archipelago.

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July 2021

Lessons from an Ontario Biosphere in Phragmites Management & Habitat Restoration (Webinar)

July 14 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

In this exciting webinar, we're joined by Heather Braun from Environment and Climate Change Canada as she shares her work on the management of Phragmites and the recovery of native species in the Long Point region of Ontario. Phragmites is an invasive aquatic plant which spreads very quickly and has damaged Ontario's shoreline ecosystems for decades. Learn how to spot phragmites and what you can do to control the spread. Register here for this webinar!

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August 2021

Climate Action: Project SPEEDIER (Webinar)

August 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Project SPEEDIER (Smart, Proactive, Enabled, Energy Distribution – Intelligently, Efficiently and Responsive) aims to create a grid that builds towards a net zero smart community in the Town of Parry Sound. This is a unique opportunity where a rural municipality of 6,000 residents is pledging to be net zero in partnership with Bracebridge Generation. In partnership with the Georgian College Research and Innovation Department the project's greenhouse gas emissions impacts have been calculated. This research will be critical to the

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