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The Battle with Invasives – Are we going to let them Win ?
More and more species are appearing that require attention to detail and persistence to avoid negative results. Join our advocates as they share their experiences.

Sponsored by the Canadian Nursery Landscape Association.

Oct 7, 2020 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Nancy Vidler
Nancy retired from Community and Social Services with the Regional Municipality of Halton to live in Port Franks, Lambton Shores and has become the driving force behind Phragmites management and habitat restoration in this lakeside community where she and her family have cottaged for many years. She is a member of the Ontario Phragmites Working Group and as Chair of the Lambton Shores Phragmites Community Group, this committee has successfully formed partnerships with the Municipality, local Conservation Authorities, The Lake Huron Centre for Coastal Conservation, Nature Conservancy Canada, Ducks Unlimited Canada, cottage associations and private landowners. She has been recognized by Lambton County Museum and Lambton Wildlife Inc. for her environmental work and assisted Dr. Janice Gilbert with the creation of the Invasive Phragmites Management Plan for the Municipality of Lambton Shores.
Renny W. Grilz, P.Ag.
Renny grew up on a mixed-farm in central Saskatchewan. He has a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture from the University of Saskatchewan majoring in Plant Ecology with a minor in Crop Science and is a Professional Agrologist. Renny’s career has spanned over 25 years across the three Prairie Provinces; working for Ducks Unlimited Canada, Nature Conservancy of Canada, and Canadian Wildlife Service and is currently the Resource Management Officer for the Meewasin Valley Authority in Saskatoon. Renny is responsible for managing the South Saskatchewan River valley and Meewasin’s prairie sites with targeted conservation grazing, prescribed burning, restoration projects, and an extensive invasive species program. Renny has sat on numerous boards over the years and is currently on the Society for Range Management – Prairie Parkland Chapter and Northern Great Plains Section, Saskatoon Farmers Market, the Saskatchewan Invasive Species Council, and the South Saskatchewan River Watershed Stewards