Near North Enviro-Education Centre
is working with the
Phragmites Working Group,
Lake Bernard

Phragmites australis  (European Common Read) has been identified as Canada's worst invasive plant and is considered to be the most aggressive invasive species of wetlands in North America. And it is spreading in Lake Bernard. The purpose of this project is to organize a collaborative response with an expert plan for the removal of Phragmites from Lake Bernard. To that end, we have applied for and been awarded a $42,000 grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation. 

The Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) is an agency of the Government of Ontario, and one of Canada's leading granting foundations. OTF awarded $108 million to 629 projects last year to build healthy and vibrant communities in Ontario,

Find out more and get involved

Have you assessed your property for the presence of invasive Phragmites ?

Having difficulty deciding if it is Phragmites?

Do you require help removing it from your property?

Have you helped or would you be willing to help your neighbor remove Phragmites from their property?

If you would like more information or to be added to the Phragmites Fighters Lake Bernard email list for updates regarding education events or to volunteer, please email:

Information and Resources

To download the full report, Recomendations for Invasive Phragmites Management on Lake Bernard, by Invasive Pragmites Control Centre, click below.

Tips for spading and cutting invasive Phragmites, from Ontario Phragmites Working Group.

Phragmites Working Group Lake Bernard, October 2019 End of Season Summary


Please assist us by filling out a short survey of just 4 questions so that we may evaluate the effectiveness of this project to engage and educate the public around the issue of invasive phragmites. 

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