FOCA in the News: Ontario Partners Fight Against Invasive Species

August 16, 2017 – FOCA joined Minister Kathryn McGarry (Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry), MPP Jeff Leal, and other program partners as the Minister outlined 2017 program investments to combat invasive species.

FOCA with MNRF and Invasive Species Partners Ptbo Aug2017(Pictured L to R): Terry Rees of the Federation of Ontario Cottagers’ Associations, Peterborough MPP Jeff Leal, MNRF Minister Kathryn McGarry, Tracy Cooke of the Invasive Species Centre, Angelo Lombardo of the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters, and Ken Towle of the Ontario Invasive Plant Council. Image courtesy MNRF.

With this funding in 2017, FOCA is working with our member associations to engage waterfront property owners is preventing the spread of aquatic invasive species.

banner image: FOCA Invasvie Species GuideA new guide has been released by FOCA: A Shoreline Owner’s Guide to Invasive Species.

Terry Rees noted that, “FOCA encourages every cottager to have an action plan to prevent the spread of invasive species to our precious lakes and rivers.”

“Over the past 25 years,” said Minister McGarry, “Ontario has had many successful initiatives that have helped to contain and prevent the spread of invasive species…  Through working with our partners, our government is asking people from across Ontario to continue to help us protect our ecosystem…”

Read the full Media Release from the Ministry, including quotes from all the partners.

Aug. 16, 2017 – Link to Global News coverage of this event.

Michelle LewinFOCA in the News: Ontario Partners Fight Against Invasive Species