Invasive Species’ Naughty & Nice List for 2015

Invasive Species


December 9, 2015

Santa has taken a particular interest in watching over the invasive species world in 2015. He’s watched the ups and downs with a close eye. He cheered on hard-working field staff who were dedicated to water soldier eradication and phragmites monitoring and control over the summer. He too endorsed the leadership of the Ontario government after the Invasive Species Act was passed. But unfortunately, Santa was also watching during the tough times – when three more invasive Grass Carp were found in Lake Ontario this summer, or when many Ontario municipalities removed the remaining ash trees from their downtown streets. 

Making the Naughty list:

Emerald Ash Borer 

Quagga Mussels 

Lake Ontario’s Grass Carp 


And on the Nice list:

Students! Register for the Asian Carp Innovative Solutions Contest 

Oh, (Invasive-free) Christmas Tree! 

Register for the International Conference  

on Aquatic Invasive Species (April 10-14, 2016, Winnipeg)

Beech Bark Disease Workshop Experts 

Loaded with information from the invasive species world, Santa is ready to make his list, and the Invasive Species Centre had a sneak peek! Read on to see Santa’s Naughty and Nice List, and be prepared, we’re certain he’ll be checking it twice!

Read the full report here


Related Articles

New Boats: Beneteau Oceanis 34.1 – A Sleek, Good -Looking Delight To Sail

By Katherine Stone

There is nothing more that I enjoy than being with friends and messing about in boats. Messing about in brand-new boats on a champagne sailing day on Lake Ontario at the beginning of the summer doesn’t get any better. To have the new owner, Helmuth Strobel and Anchor Yachts dealer Pancho Jimenez aboard made it even more special, as they can also speak to what they truly enjoy about the boat. We keep our own boat in a harbour that has a long waiting list for boats over 35 feet, so this little gem would definitely fit the bill and feels like a much bigger boat. True to the spirit of the 7th generation Oceanis line, the 34.1 is built in Poland and replaces the 35.1. It is 1,000 lbs lighter, 14 cm narrower and has 29% more sail area.

Read More


Peter Island Resort in the British Virgin Islands has Reopened

Peter Island Resort in the British Virgin Islands has opened its rebuilt and re-envisioned luxury private island in 2024 after the property closures from the Virgin Islands’ 2017 hurricane season. Peter Island Resort has been undergoing its transformation for over six years. Its evolution includes brand new and upgraded accommodations and new state-of-the-art facilities and five stellar beaches amid hundreds of acres of unspoiled tropical island.

Peter Island Yacht Club

The new Yacht Club will be a must on the itineraries of sailors, boaters and yachtsmen with a marina that can accommodate a range of vessels from power boats, sailboats and catamarans, to super yachts of up to 200 feet. Located in Sprat Bay harbor, the Yacht Club will be its own destination with a dedicated swimming pool for Yacht Club guests, Drunken Pelican restaurant and bar, a commissary, Sea Chest Boutique and a sports recreation area with pickleball, basketball and bocce ball courts and a lawn-games area. To protect the coral reef and marine life surrounding the island, moorings will be located in White Bay, Sprat Bay, Deadman’s Bay…

Read More