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Novel Approach to Collaborative Phragmites Management: Using Outcomes-Based Financing to Address Canada's 'Worst' Invasive Plant
Session Overview:
Phragmites is an invasive perennial grass that is widely considered Canada's 'worst' invasive plant species. This aggressive invader negatively impacts Ontario's environment and economy, despite many best efforts to control Phragmites across the province, in part due to a lack of a broad, coordinated funding or financing strategy for management.

The Invasive Species Centre, in partnership with Quantified Ventures, Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Governors and Premiers, and the Nature Conservancy of Canada, are working to develop an innovative financing strategy to support a regional-scale program for control and prevention of Phragmites populations in Ontario. By developing a large-scale program and leveraging an outcomes-based financing approach the project team hopes to demonstrate an efficient and innovative way of financing Phragmites management work that aligns with the goals of project beneficiaries.

No previous experience in outcomes-based financing or Phragmites is required to participate in this webinar. This webinar will be recorded and distributed to all registrants.

Who Is Welcome To Attend:
This session is intended for partners within Municipal Governments and from Conservation Authorities who can speak directly to this topic in a way that resonates with some of their unique interests. We will hold another webinar for partners within industry and business on December 8.

Please check www.invasivespeciescentre.ca for updates on future webinars and workshops on this topic.

Dec 3, 2021 11:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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