Invasive species reduction

The City of White Rock will be actively reducing the invasive plant, Japanese knotweed.

From September 9 to 20, an external company will apply a substance, glyphosphate, via stem injection to Japanese knotweed at various sites throughout the city, including within the city's ravine network. All sites will have signage erected to notify residents a minimum of 24 hours before and a minimum of 48 hours after the application.

Japanese knotweed is an invasive plant in Canada, with an appearance similar to bamboo. It has the potential to pose undesirable or detrimental impacts on people, animals and ecosystems. For more information on Japanese Knotweed and other invasive plants, please visit the Invasive Species of British Columbia website.

If you have questions, please contact Aelicia Otto at the Engineering and Municipal Operations Department at (604) 541-2116.