Invasive Species Program

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Invasive phragmites being removed from Tiffin Pond in Midland.

Invasive Species

Invasive Species are plants, wildlife, invertebrates, and microorganisms that have spread out of their historical distribution AND threaten the environment, the economy, and society (including human health). In Ontario, invasive species are estimated to cost $3.6 billion per year based on their impacts to forestry, agriculture, fisheries, healthcare, tourism and recreation. There have been over 50 invasive species identified in Midland, with some species posing a significant threat to our environment and communities, including but not limited to:

  • Gypsy Moth
  • Emerald Ash Borer
  • Zebra Mussels
  • Wild Parsnip
  • Japanese Knotweed
  • Eurasian Water-Milfoil

SSEA’s Role

The Severn Sound Environmental Association (SSEA) is a joint municipal service board (under the Municipal Act section 202) that provides environmental services to local municipalities in order to sustain environmental quality and ensure protection through stewardship of the Severn Sound watershed. The SSEA partners with and supports the Town of Midland to develop and deliver cost-effective environmental programs and projects to benefit the community. One of the services that SSEA provides is an Invasive Species Program to help prevent, identify, monitor, and manage invasive species in the Town of Midland and their other partner municipalities. SSEA’s Invasive Species Program works to:

  • Establish monitoring & management programs and assess the regional impact
  • Collaborate with local, provincial & national organizations
  • Educate municipal representatives & residents
  • Empower community members to take action, provide guidance, & coordinate regional management efforts

Resources

Invasive Species

Invasive Species are plants, wildlife, invertebrates, and microorganisms that have spread out of their historical distribution AND threaten the environment, the economy, and society (including human health). In Ontario, invasive species are estimated to cost $3.6 billion per year based on their impacts to forestry, agriculture, fisheries, healthcare, tourism and recreation. There have been over 50 invasive species identified in Midland, with some species posing a significant threat to our environment and communities, including but not limited to:

  • Gypsy Moth
  • Emerald Ash Borer
  • Zebra Mussels
  • Wild Parsnip
  • Japanese Knotweed
  • Eurasian Water-Milfoil

SSEA’s Role

The Severn Sound Environmental Association (SSEA) is a joint municipal service board (under the Municipal Act section 202) that provides environmental services to local municipalities in order to sustain environmental quality and ensure protection through stewardship of the Severn Sound watershed. The SSEA partners with and supports the Town of Midland to develop and deliver cost-effective environmental programs and projects to benefit the community. One of the services that SSEA provides is an Invasive Species Program to help prevent, identify, monitor, and manage invasive species in the Town of Midland and their other partner municipalities. SSEA’s Invasive Species Program works to:

  • Establish monitoring & management programs and assess the regional impact
  • Collaborate with local, provincial & national organizations
  • Educate municipal representatives & residents
  • Empower community members to take action, provide guidance, & coordinate regional management efforts

Resources

Have you spotted an invasive species?

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