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Noxious Weeds and Weed Control

If you notice any noxious weeds in North Kawartha please contact the County of Peterborough Weed Control. You may call 705-742-4862, After Hours: 705-742-6823.

Hazardous Plants Information Guide produced by the County of Peterborough.

The use of pesticides is regulated by the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. If you have questions related to pesticide use please contact them at 1-800-565-4923.

Invasive Species

View the resources below to gain more information about invasive species in Ontario including awareness and how to report.

Invasive Species in Ontario (Website)
Government of Ontario website with a list of regulated species, action plans and related information. Includes an Anglers Action Plan,   Boaters Action Plan,   Cottager Action Plan, Gardeners Action Plan and  Hikers Action Plan.

Early Detection and Distribution Mapping System
A web-based mapping system for documenting invasive species distribution, species are listed by name and include terrestrial plants, invasive forest pests, aquatic plants and aquatic animals.

Ontario Invading Species Awareness Program
In 1992, the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters (OFAH), in partnership with the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF), established the Invading Species Awareness Program in order to address the increasing threats posed by invading species in Ontario.

Ontario Invasive Plants
The Ontario Invasive Plant Council (OIPC) is an incorporated, non-profit, multi-agency organization founded in April 2007 by a group of individuals and organizational representatives who saw the need for a coordinated provincial response to the growing threat of invasive plants. The OIPC provides leadership, expertise and a forum to engage and empower Ontarians to take action on invasive plant issues.