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Wanted: Knotweed and Giant Hogweed

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Local governments in the Comox Valley are joining forces to bust toxic and destructive alien invasive plants.

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Knotweed

The BC provincial government has declared May as invasive species action month, and local governments in the Comox Valley have once again joined forces to bust invasive knotweed – and new for 2016 – giant hogweed. Both plants are considered alien invasive species in BC and if left unchecked can wreak havoc on our local ecosystems and diminish property values. And in the case of giant hogweed, can lead to third degree burns when in contact with skin, due to its clear phototoxic sap.

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Giant Hogweed

The goals of the program are to verify all knotweed and giant hogweed reports within these jurisdictions to provide professionals to conduct treatments on select sites.

Report all sightings of Knotweed and giant hogweed in Cumberland to the Coastal Invasive Species Committee by email or by calling 250-871-5117.

View the full press release and find out more about invasive species in Cumberland.

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