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The City of Edmonton is asking to help stop the spread of invasive weeds in Edmonton. We are asking residents to Spot, Report, and Remove invasive weeds from their property and urban natural areas.

Not All Flowers Are Friendly

The City of Edmonton is on the hunt for invasive weeds on public and private property. Invasive weeds are non-native plants that cause economic or environmental harm and can spread quickly to new areas. These plants can:

  • Grow and spread quickly, invading crops and entire ecosystems
  • Out compete our native plants
  • Infest streams, riverbanks and waterways
  • Reduce native biodiversity

Help Avoid The Spread of Weeds

To help avoid spreading weeds that have gone to seed, park users should:

  • Wear clothing, boots and gear that do not retain soil or plant material. Avoid brushed cotton, netting, Velcro and knits.
  • Consider dedicating a pair of shoes or boots for use only in infested sites.
  • Before leaving the park, clean your shoes and gears.
  • Check your dog for seeds and soil before leaving the park. Use a grooming brush to remove any plant material before getting into your vehicle. Check your dog’s paw pads, between their toes, in their ears and nose for any seeds. If seeds are lodged in their nose or eyes, see your vet.

Find information about all the weeds regulated in Alberta and how to identify them.

What you can do to control a weed problem on your property.

Bylaw enforcement of noxious and prohibited weeds that are on private property and the review process.

Newsletter Sign Up

Interesting information about weeds, bugs and other pests, as well as how you can get involved!

Pesticide Notifications

Pesticide maps detailing where crews plan treatments for Mosquitoes, Tree Insects and Weeds.

For More Information

Weed Identification


In Edmonton: 311

Outside Edmonton: 780-442-5311


Weed Enforcement


 In Edmonton: 311

Outside Edmonton: 780-442-5311

Fax 780-496-6054

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