Hi, I’m Stephen Monet, Manager of Environmental
Planning Initiatives with the City of Greater Sudbury, and this is EarthCare Minute. Invasive
species are non native plants and creatures that take over natural habitats with devastating
effects. Stop their spread by removing aquatic debris and draining all water after boating.
Before putting in some place else, rinse your boat and trailer with hot water, and dry them
for at least five days. When fishing, never release live bait in the water. Instead, empty
your bait bucket on land. High speed boating can also harm native wildlife. Young birds
are especially vulnerable to being struck by watercraft or drowned when wakes overtake
their nests. Reduce speed near shallow shorelines where water birds are nesting and steer clear
if your encounter a nest. Enjoy the water and, remember that we share it with plants
and animals that are affected by our actions. EarthCare Minute. One minute is all it takes.
Brought to you by the City of Greater Sudbury.