Impeed the Reed

The non-native common reed (Phragmites australis) has been called "Canada's worst invasive plant" (Scrivener, 2012). The goal of this project is to "Impede the Reed" by eradicating non-native Phragmites by mechanical method and re-establishing natural shorelines within Georgian Bay Islands National Park (GBINP). GBINP has experienced a 250% growth of this invader since 2010 resulting in a declining trend in the Ecological Integrity(EI) of the park (Roy, 2016). The current level of invasion has been estimated to have altered 20% of Beausoleil Island shoreline (approximately 7.8km and 19Ha) which is worrisome for GBINP's wetlands, critical habitat for many species at risk. The project actions will have a direct benefit to the wetland and shoreline indicators of the Ecological Integrity of the park, including wetlands and turtles at risk.

Latest update

The assessment is in progress.


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
1 New Project Being Assessed by Parks Canada - Public Comments Invited 15 June to 15 July. 2020 - June 16, 2020


Georgian Bay Islands National Park
901 Wye Valley Rd., Box 9
Midland, Ontario L4R 4K6
Telephone: 705-527-7200
Fax: 705-526-5939

  • Location

    • Georgian Bay Islands National Park (Ontario)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Other, not otherwise specified
  • Assessment Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Parks Canada
  • Authorities

    • Parks Canada Agency
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


This map is for illustrative purposes. The markers represent the approximate locations based on available data. More than one marker may be identified for a given assessment.


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...within 200 kilometres
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