Cash helps regional districts combats weeds

The Columbia-Shuswap Regional District and Regional District of North Okanagan get provincial monies to combat invasive plants.

on-native weeds are under attack.

The provincial government is providing $22,000 to the Columbia-Shuswap Regional District and $30,000 to Regional District of North Okanagan to combat invasive plants.

“Invasive plant species are just that – invaders,” said Eric Foster, Vernon-Monashee MLA.

“They can cause a lot of problems for natural ecosystems, including erosion, and pushing out native species.”

They may disrupt natural ecosystems, reduce biodiversity, increase soil erosion, alter soil chemistry and adversely affect commercial crops.

“These two regional districts both have great programs in place to find and remove invasive species. This funding will help them continue their work,” said George Abbott, Shuswap MLA.