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Cumberland Continues to Tackle Invasive Knotweed

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A regional program launched last year aimed at reporting and eradicating invasive knotweed species from the Comox Valley was so successful in finding and treating select knotweed locations, that this year the program has expanded to include all four local governments (Town of Comox, City of Courtenay, Village of Cumberland and the Comox Valley Regional District).

This program is in partnership with the Coastal Invasive Species Committee (Coastal ISC) and is asking the public to report sightings of knotweed. The program aims to verify all knotweed reports within the Comox Valley and to provide professionals to conduct treatments on select sites. To report infestations email or call 1-250-857-2472 by August 15, 2014.

Continuing with work initiated in 2013, Cumberland will once again work to treat invasive knotweed infestations deemed to be the highest threat to Cumberland’s parks and sensitive ecological areas.

Residents with knotweed growing on their properties are encouraged to check out Knot on My Property, or drop by the Village office to pick up a brochure. The resource has been developed specifically for homeowners dealing with the plant.

More information on knotweed can be found by checking out the Comox Valley Regional District Knotweed Fact Sheet

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