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The City of Edmonton works with community groups to stop the spread of prohibited noxious weeds listed in the Alberta Weed Control Act.

Registration for volunteer shifts in June is now open.

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 join us for a safe, hands-on volunteer experience this summer with your families and friends.

Register for a Weed Pull Event

June 29 Weed Pull

June 29, 9:30am - 12:00pm

Map of 91 Street and 77 Avenue
Mill Creek Ravine
91 Street and 77 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta

July 2021

July Weed Pull dates and locations will be updated shortly, please check back.

COVID-19 Safety Protocols

Maximum Group Size
  • Expected Attendance: Sign ups are limited to a maximum of 10 people per volunteer shift. Registration is required for all volunteers before the event date. 
  • Groups will be distributed throughout the area adhering to physical distancing requirements. 
COVID-19 Pre-shift Screening Checklist

Onsite screening must be completed on the day of participating in volunteer shifts.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Supplied by the volunteer:

  • Please arrive with a mask. Current protocols will be shared onsite. 
  • Sturdy, closed-toe footwear such as runners.

Supplied by the City of Edmonton:

  • Clean gloves
  • Safety vests
  • Safety glasses
  • Hand sanitizer
Distancing

Please maintain a minimum 2 metre distance from others at all times. On site supervisor will expand the planting area to accommodate physical distancing. 

Hand Hygiene

Hand sanitizer will be available throughout the duration of the volunteer shifts. 

Service Animals Only

Service animals must be leashed and wearing a service vest/identification. 

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

For More Information

Community Weed Pull Programs

Telephone

311

Email invasiveweeds@edmonton.ca

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