Fall AGM in Orillia
The OVMA has confirmed that our AGM will be held Tuesday, September 23th to Thursday September 25th at the Orillia Highwayman Inn, 201 Woodside Drive in Orillia. The AGM will include a field tour and banquet. The Golf Tournament will be held in the local area on Tuesday, September 23th followed by a Welcome Reception that evening at the Highwayman Inn. Presentations start the morning of September 24th and the meeting concludes in the afternoon September 25th.
Comment Period for Proposed Changes to Ontario Schedule of Noxious Weeds
There has been a posting on the Ontario Environmental Registry re: Proposed Updating of the Schedule of Noxious Weeds.
This is the link to the EBR posting for this update to the schedule of Noxious weeds:
The comment period is 45 days: submissions may be made between February
28, 2014 and April 14, 2014. Submissions can be submitted directly online at
the link above.
Formation of the Integrated Pest
Management (IPM) for Public Works Vegetation Management Committee.
The OVMA has established a formal committee
to address the requirement for IPM certification for individuals
that design and plan public works vegetation management programs under the
revised Pesticide Act Regulations. The committee is currently chaired by
Diane Le Houllier from CP Rail. The previous chairs were John Bowen from Hydro One Networks Inc. and Jennifer
Rose from Algoma Power Inc.
The OVMA wishes to add additional members to
the committee from other sectors that will be impacted by the need for IPM
certification. If you are interested please forward an e-mail to Nancy Cain
The OVMA is a professional organization, established in 1984,
that promotes environmentally safe vegetation management for the benefit of
everyone. OVMA is a non-profit organization supported by membership dues and
donations. Participants in OVMA include representatives from every sector of
Ontario's vegetation management industry.
Resources For Our Members
We welcome you to visit our new Web site which provides a full range of
resources for our members including a full database of
noxious weeds in our region,
links to industry-associated organizations as well as links to
various legislative sources
that all our members should be aware of.
If you are interested in becoming a member, please visit our
Membership page to learn more about the benefits of becoming a
member, which will give you access to additional priviledged information
targeted to our members on our Member
To learn more about our upcoming events, industry news or current
issues facing our organization, please visit our
What's New page.