Local club to engage in loosestrife cutting tomorrow

The district will do its part in promoting “Project Purple Week” tomorrow.
The Ontario Federation of Anglers Hunters outdoors club (Fort Frances) is inviting the general public to help monitor the growth of purple loosestrife and galerucella beetles south of Devlin (near Hughes Road) starting at 6:30 p.m.
Loosestrife is a European plant found in gardens, which spreads out and chokes out indigenous plants. No enemies can control it.
“What we’ll do is take the flower heads off so it won’t re-seed,” explained local OFAH president Henry Miller.
The club last did a loosestrife cutting five years ago but Miller is hoping this event will draw good numbers. “We’ve been doing this on and off over the years. Most kids from our conservation club get involved.”
For more information or how to get involved, contact Miller at 274-9606

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