The City of Edmonton is on the hunt for invasive weeds on public and private property. Invasive weeds are non-native plants that cause economic or environmental harm and can spread quickly to new areas. These plants can:
Grow and spread quickly, invading crops and entire ecosystems
Out compete our native plants
Infest streams, riverbanks and waterways
Reduce native biodiversity
Help Avoid The Spread of Weeds
To help avoid spreading weeds that have gone to seed, park users should:
Wear clothing, boots and gear that do not retain soil or plant material. Avoid brushed cotton, netting, Velcro and knits.
Consider dedicating a pair of shoes or boots for use only in infested sites.
Before leaving the park, clean your shoes and gears.
Check your dog for seeds and soil before leaving the park. Use a grooming brush to remove any plant material before getting into your vehicle. Check your dog’s paw pads, between their toes, in their ears and nose for any seeds. If seeds are lodged in their nose or eyes, see your vet.