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Invasive species focus of funding

The provincial government is providing $59,000 to three organizations in the North Okanagan-Shuswap to help control the spread of invasive plants.

The Regional District of North Okanagan will get $35,000 while there is $10,000 for the Columbia-Shuswap Regional District and $14,000 for the Columbia-Shuswap Invasive Species Society.

“This funding will go a long way to educate the public in helping to prevent the spread of invasive species on our land and waters for the benefit of future generations,” said Greg Kyllo, Shuswap MLA.

The funding will be invested in activities such as raising public awareness of invasive plants, surveying invasive plant populations and actively treating high-priority sites to control their spread.

“In addition to the disruption they cause for native species, invasive plants are a significant problem for our agriculture industry,” Vernon-Monashee MLA Eric Foster said.

“These funds will help protect our industry and our environment.”

 

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