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Garden Escapees in the Credit River Watershed

Many gardeners have an appreciation and a passion for nature and wildlife. They also know the challenge of keeping weeds under control. Invasive plants are very much like weeds – they may in fact be… Continue Reading

Help Stop the Spread of Invasive Species: The Banded Mystery Snail

Last month CVC staff identified a new aquatic invasive species at Island Lake Conservation Area.  The species is known as the Banded Mystery Snail and this was the first recorded sighting in the watershed to… Continue Reading

How to Spot Invasive Giant Hogweed from its Native Cousin

At this time of year, Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) receives many calls about possible giant hogweed sightings. The majority of these sightings turn out to be cow parsnip, a native relative of the noxious weed…. Continue Reading

Garlic Mustard Busters Are Triumphant

Approximately 60 people took part in the inaugural Garlic Mustard Festival, held May 27 at Belfountain Conservation Area, removing more than 1,000 pounds of invasive garlic mustard. The festival was organized by Grade 4, 5… Continue Reading

Is a Buckthorn Barrage Beginning in Your Backyard?

Over the last century, a foreign invader has been displacing native species in our urban and rural areas. Common buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica) is an invasive shrub-like tree which grows in forests and meadows across southern… Continue Reading

Garlic Mustard Busters Are Ready to Fight

A group of children in the Village of Belfountain are organizing the first Garlic Mustard Festival on Sunday, May 27 at Belfountain Conservation Area. The Grade 4, 5 and 6 students at Belfountain Public School… Continue Reading

Pulling Together for Biodiversity

Ann Seymour and Steve Goyeche are “pulling together for biodiversity” by helping eliminate invasive plants from their property in Belfountain. Three and-a-half years ago Ann and Steve moved from Etobicoke to a picturesque cottage in… Continue Reading