Residents of Wasa, Meadowbrook and St. Mary Lake are being encouraged to break out the gloves and join in a community weed pull this week.
“We are targeting three common invasive plants in Area E: Spotted Knapweed, Diffuse Knapweed and Baby’s Breath,” explains RDEK Electoral Area E Director Jane Walter. “We are encouraging people to get together and pull anytime between now and Sunday. On Sunday afternoon we will have a wind up appreciation barbecue at the Wasa Community Hall for everyone who participates.”
The community barbecue will be held at 4:00pm this Sunday afternoon at the outdoor kitchen at the Wasa Community Hall.
If people aren’t sure what knapweed or baby’s breath looks like, they can visit www.weedsbc.ca.
“We are hoping to have a good turnout. Many hands make light work and if we get together as a community and put in a bit of time, it will make a big difference,” adds Walter. “My main hope is that people will pull knapweed on their property and help pull these invasive plants if they see them in their neighbourhood.”
For more information on the Community Weed Pull, people can contact Director Walter at 250-427-2577.