This community event is organized by one of the partners in the Southwest Alberta Cooperative Weed Management Area (SWACWMA).

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Common Tansy – Tanacetum vulgare

DATE:  Saturday July 16th, 2016
TIME:   9:00am to 2:00pm
LOCATION:  Meet at Leitch Collieries Historical Site
EVENT ORGANIZER:  Nature Conservancy of Canada – Alberta Region

DETAILS:   Invasive plants can be a serious threat to native ecosystems. Managing weeds is crucial, especially in the Crowsnest Pass where the railway, highway and Crowsnest River all act as a conduit for new infestations coming in from British Columbia.  In an effort to be more effective in managing these infestations, we’ll focus our weed pull efforts on one particular species – common tansy. Working together, we’ll remove this escaped garden plant from the sensitive riverbank systems on the property where chemical control is prohibited.

All tools and equipment will be provided, along with snack and drinks. We ask, however, that you please bring a lunch with you for the day. Additional information, including maps and driving directions, will be sent to you after you have registered for the event. Event will go rain or shine. To register for this event please visit the website below.

WEBSITE:  https://events.natureconservancy.ca/al-event/tansy-take-down/

CONTACT:  Kailey Setter at alberta@conservationvolunteers.ca .

For more information on SWACWMA and other coming community volunteer events please click here.