Bracebridge will likely see an increase in an onslaught of plant invaders.

The District of Muskoka is tracking a growing trend of invasive species plants in the community. Speaking to Bracebridge councillors district officials said Phragmites and Japanese Knotweed are the biggest offenders in Muskoka, but giant hogweed is also causing issues on municipal and private properties. The invasive plants have been found in over 200 areas around the community and that is expected to increase this year.

Georgian Bay Township has the worst outbreak in Muskoka so far according to district officials.