Letters

CVRD doing nothing to control noxious plant invasion

Dear editor

Re: valley on alert for invasion of

The area pictured in your July 15 article on noxious weeds was previously signed with a warning from CVRD Parks: “Giant Hogweed Control area.” It had a number to call to report it (to ensure it was controlled).

After I called and emailed the CVRD numerous times about how big and out-of-control that area was getting, the warning sign was taken down. In the four years we’ve been walking that section of the trail, a few plants have multiplied to millions. I suggested targeting the plants with RoundUp by painting it on with a paintbrush, like B.C. Parks does. I was told it would cause an over-spray affecting other plants.  I again explained the paintbrush technique, however, I was told the CVRD does not have the budget or manpower to do such a thing.

I don’t see how CVRD is controlling or eradicating these poisonous, invasive plants, even when signage (now removed) indicated it was.

Tammy Chamberlain

Shawnigan Lake

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