Join in October 23, 10:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., for a fun all-hands-on-deck chemical free invasive plant removal day! Help Ontario Nature staff and community volunteers pull invasive garlic mustard, preventing the weed from taking hold in the beautiful Lost Bay Nature Reserve. Meet Ontario Nature staff for environmental education activities and a nature walk in the morning, then join in the pull with guidance from the conservation staff. We will take precautions to prevent the spread of seeds during the pull.
The event is free to the public and will take place rain or shine. Children age 10 and older are welcome.
Please bring warm layers that can get dirty, rain gear, garden gloves, a bag lunch and a water bottle. Snacks and refill water will be provided. RSVP to Dana at firstname.lastname@example.org or just show up at 10:30. If required, Dana’s phone number, for the day of, is 647-471-2589.
Directions and Location: To Lost Bay Lane from Kingston: Come east on the 401 to Gananoque. Take the 2nd exit onto Hwy 2, turning left (east) at the stop light at the bottom of the ramp. Continue past the tiny village of Wilstead (about 5 km.) and a bit later turn left on the Kyes Rd. (just past a green house on the left with a large weeping willow tree.) Go north over the railroad tracks, and past the first 4 way intersection until the road takes a sharp turn to the right. Just after that you will turn left on the Russell Road (north). Stay on it past the first 4 way intersection at Sand Bay Corners, where the road’s name changes to Black Rapids Road. Once on Black Rapids the first possible turn to the left is Lost Bay Lane. There is Y in the road just before the place where the Garlic Mustard patch is. Keep left. You’ll spot some raspberry canes on the left and then a garden on the north and south sides of the road. Park your cars just beyond them on the side of the road.