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You Can Help Prevent the Spread of Invasive Species in Northwestern Ontario

 

Invasive species have infiltrated our lakes, rivers and forests. This puts our native fish, plants and animals at risk.

 

After an invasive species arrives, it is almost impossible to get rid of, causing damage that we can never repair. They are a threat to our environment and our economy.

 

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry is helping to protect northwestern Ontario against invasive species through monitoring and promoting early prevention and best practices.

 

Many invasive species have made their way to northwestern Ontario, including:

 

Invasive species that could spread in northwestern Ontario include:

 

These links provide information on how to identify and prevent the spread of these invasive species.

 

Arm yourself with information about invasive species in Ontario and find out what you can do to help stop invasive species from threatening your favourite hobby!

 

For more information, visit ontario.ca/page/invasive-species-ontario.

 

Contact: Michelle Nowak, Northwest Region, 807-475-1116