The CPOA undertakes an annual maintenance program against Phragmites, a highly invasive reed that has begun to overtake the sandy beach and choke out the native vegetation. Our program entails two contractor cuts, one in the late spring and one in September. In addition, we hold a community cut project during a Saturday morning in mid-June.  This cutting program has significantly reduced the reeds on the beach over the past number of years and it is our goal to eradicate them from the community. We encourage residents to dig out as many of them as possible throughout the spring and summer. The elimination of these invasive plants will allow the natural vegetation to be re-established at Cawaja.

Given the spread of this plant around the province, both the municipal and provincial governments are looking at programs to control its spread. For further information, visit the following websites.

www.ontarioinvasiveplants.ca

georgianbayforever.org/invasive-phragmites

www.opwg.ca