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Wed, Jul 31

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Snug Habour Township Dock

Franklin Island Community Cut

The West Carling Association (WCA) and Georgian Bay Forever (GBF), generously sponsored by The Township of Carling, are organizing our second phragmites community cutting event, and we would love to have your participation.

Franklin Island Community Cut
Franklin Island Community Cut

Time & Location

Jul 31, 2024, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Snug Habour Township Dock, 142 Snug Harbour Rd, Carling, ON P0G 1G0, Canada

About the event

If you plan to join us, please email Richard from the West Carling Association at richardjwilson1@rogers.com or send a note to the WCA at info@westcarling.com. This event is also friendly to those who just want to show up last minute!

The West Carling Association (WCA) and Georgian Bay Forever (GBF), generously sponsored by The Township of Carling, are organizing our second phragmites community cutting event, and we would love to have your participation.

We will meet at the township dock in Snug Harbour at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 31 (Inclement Weather Alternate Date Thursday, August 1). The plan is to travel by boat to the beach on Franklin Island, between Regatta Bay and Burritt Point, where we will cut what is probably (for now anyway) the largest stand of Phrag in our township. We will have boat capacity for about a dozen volunteers; however, you may also travel with your own boat. The water is shallow, and there is no docking, so please keep that in mind.

Shoes and clothing suitable for tromping through swampy shallows and rocky shorelines are recommended. Bring the necessities for working outdoors such as water, sunscreen, gloves and a hat. We will stay on the island for about three hours, so you may also wish to bring a snack.

The most useful tool for cutting is a sharp hook knife (known as a “raspberry cane cutter” at the Lee Valley store). If you own something along this line, please bring it along, though tools will be provided. Additionally, a few sharpened spade shovels would be useful for stands growing on dry land.

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