JL Porte

James Porte aka JL, Invasive Species Coordinator is an Ojibway from the Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation on beautiful Lake Simcoe, Ontario. Much of his early life was spent outdoors appreciating the wild spaces and developing a deep love for Mother Earth. His schooling through Sir Sandford Fleming as an Environmental Technician helped him hone his skills and open career paths where he can turn his passion into a paycheck.

Phone: 705-437-1337 ext 2285

Invasive Species

Invasive Species Resources

Great Lakes Phragmites Collaborative

Invasive Species Management Activities – Final

Current Species of Concern

Species of Concern

Current locations of Invasive Species on Georgina Island

Map – GIFN Invasive Species Management Activities

European Gypsy Moth Fact Sheet
Garlic_Mustard Fact Sheet
Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Fact Sheet
Invasive Plant Mapping Handbook
Southern Ontario Grow me instead Non Invasive Plants
Wild Parsnip Fact Sheet

Invasive Phragmites May 2018

Grow Me Instead: This guide identifies invasive garden plants and provides suitable native or non-native, non-invasive alternatives.



Invasive Plant Species on Georgina Island Brochure


Invasive Species Aquatic Insects on and around Georgina Island Brochure


Clean Equipment Protocol for Industry: Inspecting and cleaning equipment for the purposes of invasive species prevention


Best Management Practices Series:


Fact Sheets:



Learn More

The Invasive Species Centre | Preventing the Spread


Ontario’s Invasive Species Awareness Program


Ontario Invasive Plant Council


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