Fight the Phrag! Volunteers needed!
Thank you to the 2016 Phrag Fighters!
On August 6th, 2016, 27 intrepid volunteers came out to join the LHP phrag fighting day. These volunteers, all residents at LHP, worked both morning and afternoon and cleared an enormous amount of this invasvie plant species (See the slideshow below). A special thanks to our amazing organizers, Bruce and Sandy Dodgson. This year was by far the largest and most successful phrag fighting event to date and our waterfront is very grateful for everyone's efforts!
If you want to sign up for next year, please contact Bruce and Sandy by clicking here.
What is Phragmites?
Phragmites is an invasive plant threatening recreation and wildlife habitat along the Collingwood shoreline, including Lighthouse Point. To read more, click here.
How can you help?
A dedicated group of LHP volunteers have been fighting this alien invader the past three summers and have made real progress, transforming the west beach bay access from a narrow channel to open water. Check out the before and afters in the slideshow below.
But there is still a lot more work to be done as shown by the 2015 phragmites map that identified dozens of phragmites stands along our shoreline here at Lighthouse Point.
If you are interested in helping out, please contact our volunteer leads, Bruce and Sandy Dodgson, by clicking here.