Grand Bend War on Invasive Phragmites

Project Lead
Judy McDonald

Project Type


Location of the Project

Grand Bend, Ontario

Geographic Scope of the Project

12 individual stands of phragmites identified near marina, on riverbanks, sides of Old Ausable Channel, vacant building lots, new storm-water management pond and in ditches.

Latitude and Longitude

43.3124 N,81.7563

Current or Future Monitoring Details

Grand Bend is a lakeside community largely dependent on tourism involving the beach and boating. Phragmites growth has not yet proliferated to the point of impeding this.

Challenges and/or Lessons Learned

Proactive work to try and eradicate phragmites in the entire Grand Bend area to ensure the community remains “phrag-free” and avoid huge problems being faced by nearby communities where phragmites growth is affecting the lives of residents.

Location Map