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Phragmites update 2016

The Band has indicated it no longer intends to spray to control this invasive reed grass. Cottagers are encouraged to keep this grass cut throughout the year. Continuous cutting prevents the plants from storing root reserves. Over time the reserves will diminished to the point where the grass is unable to grow back.

Giant Hogweed and Wild Parsnip

The Band is also becoming concerned about these two invasive species. The sap from both plants can cause skin inflammation and blisters. Kirk Roote in the Land Management office is asking that we report infestations to him if/when we find them – kroote@saugeenfirstnation.ca or (519) 797 3039.

The following links give good descriptions of these two species: Giant Hogweed    Wild Parsnip

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