Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters

Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters
Ontario's Invading Species Awareness Program

Ontario's Invading Species Awareness Program

October 03, 2011 10:19 ET

Media Advisory: Road Rally Planned for Peterborough Area

ISAP Crews Take to the Road in Search of Invasive Species

PETERBOROUGH, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 3, 2011) - The first step in effectively managing Ontario's invasive terrestrial species is finding where the species are located. The Invading Species Awareness Program (ISAP) is taking on that challenge by hosting road rallies to track, monitor and map terrestrial invasive species in the Peterborough area this week.

The information gathered during the rally will be added to the Invasives Tracking System, a publicly accessible online tracking tool (www.invasivestrackingsystem.ca). Knowing where invasives are taking hold helps those faced with preventing and controlling the invaders to coordinate management activities.

The OFAH and the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources partner to deliver the Invading Species Awareness Program, the largest program of its kind in Canada, which uses public education and awareness to prevent the introduction of new invasive species, and to help stop the spread of those already here.

With over 100,000 members, subscribers and supporters, and 670 member clubs, the OFAH is the province's largest nonprofit, fish and wildlife conservation-based organization, and the VOICE of anglers and hunters. For more information, visit www.ofah.org.

Rally Details:
Who: ISAP and the Peterborough County Stewardship Council (MNR)
Meet: Warsaw and District Lions Park, 907 South Street, Warsaw
When: 9:30 AM, Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Media, meet at 9:30AM at the site, lunch provided

Questions? Call Fraser Smith at (705) 748-6324 ext. 234 or Joe Halloran at 705-755-1951

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