Friends of Ellice & Gads Hill Swamps



We would like our membership to be aware of a dangerous invasive species that is threatening the wet lands of Southwestern Ontario and can currently be found encroaching upon the Ellice and Gads Hill Swamps.  We are currently partnering with the Upper Thames Conservation Authourity to eradicate this threat to the swamps' delicate ecosystem.

Please look at the attached photos of this plant and visit the link to the Ontario invading species webpage for more information.


To help us in our efforts, if you see patches of this plant inside our swamps, please email the location with gps coordinates, if possible to



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