This Government of Alberta booklet contains useful information about which weeds are classified as noxious or prohibited noxious in our province.
Community Weed Pulls
Did you know that invasive species is the second biggest threat to biodiversity? 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 stay tuned for more information about volunteer events in 2021.
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 in the first place
- 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 but plants may regrow
- 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