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Notice of Intent to Spray


September 5th to September 29th

Herbicide Application Scheduled at Kincardine North Shoreline

The Municipality owns and manages the Lake Huron shoreline within the Municipality of Kincardine which is currently being severely impacted by the invasive species Common Reed (Phragmites australis). Due to the aggressive and invasive nature of this plant it is recommended that a combination of herbicides and prescribed burns be used to bring the infestation under control.

In 2013 a Phragmites Management Plan was prepared for the Municipality. This plan details the control efforts required for the shoreline north of Bruce Power. During the time period of September 5 – September 29, 2023, weather permitting, herbicide application will occur and will include a spraying program along the shoreline and in roadside ditches along Concession 10, Concession 5, Scott’s Point, Zepfs Drive, McFarlan Road, Tie Road, Sunset Drive, and Bruce Road 20, along with 2 ditches at the Municipality of Kincardine Airport and along the footpath in Mystic Cove.

Herbicides are regulated in Ontario under the Pesticides Act. This project has obtained a permit to spray herbicides in Ontario for the protection of Natural Resources. Application will be completed by the Invasive Phragmites Control Centre.  Safety is the central focus when planning all spraying activities. All Spray Team members are certified in their capacity of their positions to handle and apply Herbicides under the Pesticide Act in the Province of Ontario.  

Herbicide application is always weather dependent and will only be applied when conditions are appropriate. Appropriate conditions are assessed by Licensed Pesticide Applicators prior to, and during, all spraying activities.

The desired result of the spray:

  • Effective and efficient kill of standing Phragmites australis. Active ingredient will move through the point at foliage contact to the root system. Visible effects are gradual wilting and yellowing of the plant that advances to complete browning of aboveground growth and deterioration of underground plant parts.

Notice prior to spraying activities will be added for residents living in the area by way of street signs in the general area where spraying will occur. Once the chemical is dry, the health hazards past but a full 48 hours should pass before re-entry to the treatment area; same for domestic animals. Spraying activities could be postponed/cancelled if weather is not appropriate.

Municipality of Kincardine
Manager of Community Programs - Karen Kieffer
519-396-3491 ext 7301

Invasive Phragmites Control Centre

Active Ingredient: Glyphosate N-(phosphonomethyl) glycine
Product information: 1-800-332-3111

Contact Us

The Municipality of Kincardine
1475 Concession 5, R.R.
#5, Kincardine, ON N2Z 2X6
Phone: 519-396-3468
F.: 519-396-8288

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