The Town of Bracebridge is taking early precautions to track the movement of an invasive species that may be headed toward Muskoka.
Bracebridge has donated $1,000 to Muskoka Conservancy to help pay for the Emerald Ash Borer early detection pilot project.
Jenn LeMesurier with Muskoka Conservancy says while the invasive beetle has not been confirmed in Muskoka, there is still a possibility.
LeMesurier says the main spread of the beetle is caused by transporting firewood cut from affected trees.
If you’re interested in learning more there will be a presentation held at 7:00pm on June 21st at Kerr Park.
Muskoka Conservancy is also looking for residents in Bracebridge to host the traps.
There are about 20 traps to spread out across the town and they need to be hung from Ash trees.
If you’re interested in having a trap set up on your property you can contact LeMesurier at 705-645-7393 ext 200.