Upcoming Tree Talk – November 3rd

NeighbourWoods Upcoming Tree Talk:
An Ounce of Prevention: Small Steps To Stop The Next BIG Invasive Species

Date: Thursday November 3, 2016
Time: 7:30 – 9 pm
Location: Elora Centre for the Arts (75 Melville St. Elora) in the Harris Room
Cost: $5 or free for members

Please join as out first Tree Talk of the season. The Ontario Invasive Plant Council’s Colin Cassin will be outlining the Early Detection & Rapid Response Network of Ontario, a tool used to help various levels of government and citizen scientists collaborate to reduce the impact of new invasive species. This program offers a critical second defence against the establishment of invasive populations. EDRR increases the likelihood that localized invasive populations will be found, contained, and eradicated before they become widely established. EDRR can slow range expansion, and avoid the need for costly long-term control efforts.

About the speaker: Colin is the Project Liaison at the OIPC and spends most of his time coordinating the Early Detection and Rapid Response Network for Ontario. Colin joined the OIPC staff in the summer of 2015, after completing his masters at University of Toronto. His past research and invasive plant control experience also includes a range of aquatic and terrestrial invasive species. If you have 8-10 hours to spare, ask him about invasive earthworms and their impacts on plant community diversity. Colin is a resident of Peterborough and we appreciate him taking the trip to Centre Wellington.