The City of Edmonton works with community members to stop the spread of Prohibited Noxious and Noxious Weeds listed in the Alberta Weed Control Act.
Community Weed Pulls
Did you know that invasive species is the second biggest threat to biodiversity after habitat loss? Volunteer to help stop the spread of invasive plants in Edmonton!
In the past few years, hundreds of volunteers have participated in weed pull events to fight invasive species and to preserve the biodiversity in our beautiful river valley. Please join us for a safe, fun and hands-on volunteer experience this summer with your families and friends.
We have concluded our weed pull events for the 2022 season! Check back in May of 2023 to view new opportunities.
What You Can Do At Home
There are plenty of things you can do to prevent the spread of invasive species.
Avoid using invasive plants in gardens and landscaping
Pull or dig out the weed including its roots to easily control small infestations (most common in gardens)
Cut or mow shortly before or during early bloom for large stands
Discard invasive plants in sealed black garbage bags for regular garbage pick up
Never dispose of invasive plants in the compost pile or the green bin
Wear padded gloves to protect hands
Clean equipment and clothing after coming in contact with invasive weeds and the soil they are grown in