Noxious weeds are typically non-native plants that have been introduced to a region without insect predators or plant pathogens that helped control them in their native habitat. They typically have aggressive growth which makes them difficult to control. Noxious weeds spread quickly and leave sensitive ecosystems in ruins.
The BC Weed Control Act imposes a duty on all land occupiers to control designated noxious plants.
All residents are responsible for controlling noxious weeds on their private properties.
During the summer (beginning of May until end of August), the FVRD's summer students will pick up designated noxious weeds (Tansy Ragwort, Wild Chervil, Giant Hogweed and Knotweed) free of charge from FVRD residents (EA B, C, D, E, F & G), and local municipalities participating in the program.
Please note that the weeds must be bagged and appropriately labeled!
To request a pickup, please call the Noxious Weeds phone number: 604. 702. 5067.
The FVRD's Noxious Weed Control Program specifically targets Wild Chervil and Tansy Ragwort within Electoral Areas C, D, E and G, as well as within the municipalities of Chilliwack and Abbotsford.
Weed control staff are also active in identifying and mapping other aggressive species that are not currently Provincially designated noxious weeds including Giant Hogweed and Knotweed.
The FVRD works closely with the Ministry of Agriculture and Lands and the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure to cooperatively facilitate weed control efforts within the Region.
Please contact the Noxious Weeds Program at 1. 800. 528. 0061 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.