Concerned local resident Christine Schiestel, surveys the damage near her home on Sunset Drive that invasive plant species Phragmites australis, or common reed, is doing to the Lake Huron coastline. The rapid spread and establishment along the coast from Saugeen Shores down past Kincardine poses many challenges. Christine is spearheading a movement to raise awareness and funds to fend off the plant before it does further damage. To discuss the issue and learn more about the long-term management strategy to control Phragmites, a free information session will be held on August 25, 2012 from 1-3pm at the Whitney Crawford Community Centre in Tiverton. For more information contact Karen Alexander, Outreach and Education Coordinator at the Lake Huron Centre for Coastal Conservation at 519-955-6269.