SAFEGUARDING BIODIVERSITY: Stopping the spread of aquatic invasive plants

Canadian Coalition for Invasive Plant Regulation presentation

February 21, 2024 7:00 pm

Ends February 21, 2024 9:00 pm

Greenboro Community Center

363 Lorry Greenberg Dr, Ottawa, ON K1T 3P8


Member Price: Free

Event Details

Invasive plants are now recognized as one of the major drivers of biodiversity loss. Aquatic invasive plants sold in the horticultural trade are less well known. How can we have a beautiful water garden that supports biodiversity instead of threatening it?

Featured Speaker

Claudette Sims

Claudette joined Master Gardeners of Ontario in 2004 and served as President for 6 years. She was a regular panellist and lead on the weekly CBC radio online garden chat for many years and has subbed in for Ed Lawrence on the radio-a thrilling but scary experience! Claudette is currently the admin for the very successful Master Gardeners of Ontario FB group and works with a great team of Master Gardeners and garden experts to provide gardening advice to the public. This forum continues to grow and has just exceeded 45K members! She is also the co-founder of the Canadian Coalition for Invasive Plant Regulation which aims to stop the sale of high-risk invasive plants that harm biodiversity. She loves to attract wildlife to her garden and her most recent passion is adding larval host plants for butterflies and native plants to support specialist bees.

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