Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry: Long Point Phragmites Control

Project Update

September 6, 2016 The pilot project is scheduled to occur between September 1 and October 31, 2016. This notice will be updated a minimum of 48 hours prior to implementation of aerial application at Long Point.

September 12, 2016 Three new updates are available regarding the Long Point at this time. Please see public notices posted here for an update on aerial and ground control efforts at the tip of Long Point.

September 12, 2016 Please see public notice posted here for an update on the aerial spraying efforts in the area surrounding Long Point Crown Marsh.

September 12, 2016 Please see public notice posted here for an update on the ground control efforts in the area surrounding Long Point Crown Marsh.

September 16, 2016

Aquatic Invasive Phragmites Control program is complete in the Long Point Crown Marsh. MNRF will update this project website on the evening of Monday September 19 with information relating to the resumption of use of water systems taking drinking water directly from the Lake or boating channels. As a reminder, residents with water systems that do not draw directly from the Long Point Inner Bay or a boating channel connected to the Inner Bay  do not have any restrictions on water use. Please visit this website for more information on the project and the latest update on water restrictions. ‎

September 21, 2016

The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry has completed the aquatic aerial and ground herbicide application within the Long Point Region.

You may now resume regular use of your water system for drinking, cooking, or for preparative uses such as baby food and infant formula after taking the following measure:

-Run your tap(s) to flush your water system for 20 minutes

We greatly appreciate your patience and cooperation while this project has been carried out.

For additional information, please contact the Project Supervisor at: 519-429-4259 or longpointphragproject@ontario.ca.

Project Background

Long Point is internationally recognized under the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s World Biosphere Reserve program, and under the Ramsar Convention as an internationally important wetland. Additionally, Long Point is designated as a Provincially Significant Wetland, and a Provincial Life Science Area of Natural and Scientific Interest.
The Long Point peninsula and marshes are also a globally significant Important Bird Area for threatened and congregatory species, waterfowl concentrations, and migratory land bird concentrations. Long Point is a significant migratory bird hotspot that attracts birders from around the world who contribute to the local economy.

 

Additionally, the Long Point area provides many recreational and tourism opportunities, including angling, waterfowl hunting, camping, hiking, nature appreciation, and several water sports. It is also critical spawning and nursery grounds supporting the important Lake Erie commercial fishing industry and several non-commercial fisheries.

For more information on where the planned ground and aerial treatment sites are located within Long Point, please consult the following maps.

Long Point Ground Treatments

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Long Point Aerial Treatments

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Contact Information for Long Point PP

Project Supervisor

Phone: 519-429-4259

Email: longpointphragproject@ontario.ca