HIGH PARK NATURE
HIGH PARK STEWARDS
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High Park Stewards meet on the 2nd & 4th Sundays of each month, rain or shine.
Sunday, February 26, 2017
Biological Control Programs for Invasive Plants
W.D. (Bill) McIlveen will speak on the introduction of insects, and sometimes plant diseases, to control invasive plant species
Sometimes they work, but sometimes there are complicating factors...examples include purple loosestrife (right).
10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Howard Park Tennis Club, 430 Parkside Drive M6R 2Z3.
Speaker: W.D. McIlveen
W.D. (Bill) McIlveen has been involved in Ontario’s ecological land classification, rare and introduced species studies, terrestrial toxicology projects, the Breeding Bird Atlas, and the Ontario Tree Atlas. After a career with the Ontario Ministry of the Environment, he served on the executive of the Field Botanists of Ontario and the Toronto Entomological Association, among other organizations. He is currently working on a new and comprehensive Flora of Halton.
Articles on this topic
Common invasive species in High Park
WE COLLECTED 40 BAGS ON MAY 22, 2016
Dog-Strangling Vine aka Pale Swallow Wort
related to milkweed, poisonous to Monarchs
Asian Bittersweet up close
High Park September 2010
A problem all summer
one of the prettier invasives we remove in mid summer
a very invasive shrub in wooded areas
IMPORTANT INFO FOR STEWARDS
For our hands-on work, all Stewards need to sign a City waiver document once a year. To save time at the sessions please print and fill out these 2 pages prior to coming (beginning Feb. 12, 2017). We will also have them on site. Waiver Form
Becoming a Buckthorn Buster
photo from October 2015
End of Year Pot-Luck Lunch
November 27, 2016
We love to transplant in the Greenhouse
preparing plants for our sale and for the park
Buckthorn busting is great for students
collect volunteer hours
Buckthorn Busters 2015
November 22, 2015
We have planted in 5 sites in the last 5 years
Planting in the All-Star site
Seeds Cleaning is a favourite activity
2017 Winter and Spring Sessions
2017 summer and fall sessions
The Elite Squad which holds special sessions removing invasive species like garlic mustard is looking for a group leader. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to be the group leader.
High Park Stewards Facebook Invasive Squad info
The Boulevard Bed Squad will be determining their schedule, with monthly maintenance of the beds spring to fall. Contact email@example.com if you would like to join them.
Outdoor sessions are dependent on weather and growing conditions and what is determined to be the greatest need for our volunteer efforts.
High Park Stewards meet on the second and fourth Sundays of each month, rain or shine.
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