Invasive species threaten the health and biodiversity of Ontario’s ecosystems, including our lakes and forests. You might have heard of the Emerald Ash Borer, Asian Carp, and Eurasian Water-milfoil, but these are just a few of the hundreds of plants, insects and diseases that could effect how we enjoy our waterfront properties.
What can you do? There are many resources that can help you learn how to limit the introduction and spread of invasive species whether it’s in the city or on the lake.
Visit the following links from the FOCA website for more information:
- Preventing the Spread of Invasive Species (article, Summer 2014)
- FOCA Invasive Species Page
- Invasive Species Act for Ontario – OVERVIEW
- Asian Carp – OVERVIEW
- Invading Species Awareness Program
FOCA’s Aquatic Invasive Plant Monitoring Program
Is your lake association concerned about invasive plants on your lake? Would you like to learn how to monitor for them? If so, visit the Aquatic Invasive Plant Monitoring Program page of the FOCA website to learn more and feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.