Invading Species Awareness Program

Hit Squad members Jelena and Laura (orilliapacket.com)

Hit Squad members Jelena and Laura (orilliapacket.com)

     Canada's Hit Squad is out all summer to educate the public about invasive species. Made up of four members, the group is sponsored by the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters, Ontario Streams and the Ministry of Natural Resources. “Educating the public is the first step to preventing the spread of invasive species,” said Jelena Petrovic, one of the squad’s members. Laura Kielek-Caster, another squad member, is offering free boat-hull washes to users of the public boat launch at the Port of Orillia.