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Seguin Township

Seguin Township
5 Humphrey Dr., Seguin, ON
Canada P2A 2W8
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T. (705) 732-4300
Toll Free: 1-877-473-4846
F. (705) 732-6347
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Invasive Plant Species

Invading species are one of the greatest threats to the biodiversity of Ontario's waters and woodlands. Originating from other regions of the world, and in the absence of their natural predators or controls, invading species can have devastating effects on native species, habitats and ecosystems.

Everyone has a role to play to protect our land and water from invasive species!

  • Gardening? Plant native species. For helpful suggestions see the Northern Ontario Grow Me Instead Guide: Beautiful Non-Invasive Plants for your Garden.
  • Going camping? Don't transport firewood. Buy it locally; leave what you don't use there.
  • Going fishing? Don't empty your bait bucket in or near water - it's against the law. Instead, throw your bait in the trash in a sealed container.
  • Going boating? Wash your boat before you move to another lake or river. 
  • Going hiking? Clean visible mud, plants and seeds from your boots and other equipment. 
  • Have a pet fish that is no longer wanted? Don't release it into the wild and don't flush dead fish down the toilet. Put them in the garbage or compost. 
  • Have a turtle or other small reptile pet that is no longer wanted? Don't release it into the wild. Contact a reptile rescue society like Little RES Q for help.
  •  Travelling? Don't take plants, plant parts, seeds or fruit across borders.
  •  Got one? Report an invasive species sighting at 1-800-563-7711.


Giant Hogweed

Phragmites (European common reed) 

Zebra Mussels (Dreissena Polymorpha)

Japanese Knotweed  (Fallopia Japonica)