Common Loon Tiny Marsh
TINY MARSH ACTIVITIES
 
See under 'Events' for Garlic Mustard control
 
'Phrag Free' Tiny Marsh Program: Year 3
 
We are in our third year of M-T-M Conservation Association’s three-year program to control the presence and spread of the invasive plant known as Common Reed (Phragmites australis) at Tiny Marsh. (Tuesday Sept. 5 and Wednesday Sept. 6 the Invasive Phragmites Control Centre team were in the wetland with amphibious vehicles (truxors) to cut and spray.
Pesticide signs were posted an will remain in place for 48 hours after the treament.
Habitat Aqua
Active Ingredient: Imazapyr
Product information: 1-289-360-1300
Roundup WEATHERMAX
Active Ingredient: Glyphosate N-(phosphonomethyl) glycine
Product information: 1-800-332-3111
Contact information: Janice Gilbert, Executive Director, Invasive Phragmites Control Centre 519-410-1410
or
Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks Toll free number: 1-800-810-8048
 
RECOGNIZING OUR SPONSORS
 
M-T-M Conservation is pleased to acknowledge support for the Phrag-Free Tiny Marsh project from Environment and Climate Change Canada, the Township of Tiny, Ducks Unlimited Canada, the Green Shovels Collaborative, the Invasive Phragmites Control Centre, Metroland Media Group and the Springwater News. Further support comes from many individuals and organizations, including the Severn Sound Environmental Association and scientific advisors Robert Bowles of Lakehead University and Lynn Short of Humber College. Thank you all for helping to make it happen! 
 
Scroll down for more information about the PHRAG FREE TINY MARSH project

HUNTING

Hunting is permitted throughout most of Tiny Marsh in accordance with Provincial/Federal hunting regulations and licenses. Waterfowl and pheasant hunters must also purchase an MTM Hunting Permits. Click here for MTM Hunting Permit Information, fees and rules.
 
WATERFOWL
 
Waterfowl hunting has a long tradition at Tiny Marsh and Matchedash Bay. The sound of wings whistling through the air. Mist rising off the frost-laden marsh. Your retriever at full attention in anticipation of a shot. Birds banking in an attempt to join the decoys strategically placed by the hunter. At the end of all of your efforts, a fine meal awaits. Excitement abounds at MTM in the fall. Thanks to decades of habitat preservation and enhancements by Ducks Unlimited Canada, as well as the volunteers at MTM who put in countless hours, thousands of migrating waterfowl visit Tiny Marsh and Matchedash Bay each year.
 
A Federal Migratory Bird License, Ontario Small Game License AND an MTM Migratory Bird Hunting Permit are required. MTM Migratory Bird Hunting Permits are available in the self-serve kiosk in main parking lot. Click here for MTM Hunting Permit information, fees and rules. A canoe or small boat and chest waders are essential, and a good retrieving dog is an asset. There are no designated hunting blinds and hunters must no construct permanent blinds. Common species harvested are mallards, wood ducks, blue-winged teal, black ducks & Canada geese. No parking in designated pheasant hunter parking spaces.
 
PHEASANTS
 
The explosive flush! That unmistakable cackle! Pointers locking up! A birdy Lab! An unforgettable wingshot! Your son or daughter's first rooster! Pheasant hunting is a time-honoured outdoor tradition and family activity. Bird dogs are more than just a pet, they become part of the family. Pheasant hunting requires knowledge, skill and as the season wears on, a battle against the elements. At times, you will succeed and feel the thrill of sliding that hard-earned bird into your game vest, and at times you will understand why they call the ring-necked pheasant the King of the Gamebirds. And finally, those skilful or lucky enough to harvest a rooster pheasant find they make excellent table fare. The entire pheasant hunting experience, however, begins with good pheasant habitat, which is why every pheasant hunter is required to have an MTM Pheasant Hunting permit.
 
The Tiny Marsh Pheasant Program operates from late September to Mid-December. An Ontario Small Game Licence and an MTM Pheasant Hunting Permit (Seasonal, Guest or Day Permit) are required. Guest or Day Permits must be purchased on-site from an MTM Hunt Monitor. Hunter numbers are limited and pheasant hunters must park in designated parking spaces.
Click here for MTM Hunting Permit Information, fees and rules.
 
WOODCOCK & MOURNING DOVES
 
Hunting permitted during the Federally-regulated open seasons with the following licenses/permits:
  1. A Federal Migratory Bird License; and
  2. Ontario Small Game License; and
  3. MTM Migratory Bird Hunting Permit
Do not park in designated pheasant hunter parking spaces.
 
WHITE-TAILED DEER, WILD TURKEY, RUFFED GROUSE, RABBIT/HARE & COYOTE
 
Hunting permitted during the Provincially-regulated hunting seasons with the applicable Ontario Hunting License. Do not park in designated pheasant hunter parking spaces.
For more information Contact Hunting Inquiries

PHRAG FREE TINY MARSH
 
MTM's three-year project to remove and control invasive Phragmites is unfolding. Consultant Dave Hawke has undertaken mapping of the Phragmites infestation. This started in April 2021 and is ongoing as we monitor progress. In August 2021, Dave coordinated teams of volunteers who were deployed to cut the phrag along a portion of the Trotter Dyke (which transects the marsh from north to south), and in another area along the Carolina Dyke (east-west). Amphibious machines (truxors) were operating in the wetland in October and November 2021 to cut the Phragmites off underwater. The invasive Common Reed, usually referred to by its scientific name Phragmites (specifically Phragmites australis subsp. australis) is threatening to take over large areas of the wetland, reduce the natural mix of habitats and degrade biodiversity. 
 
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