Category Archives: spartina

Pesticide plan concerns city

The Ministry of Environment is embarking on a plan to eradicate an invasive plant known as Spartina (or cord grass), which has been found in areas around Boundary Bay, Point Roberts and Burrard Inlet. Efforts to eradicate the plant have mostly involved mechanical methods, but now the province is looking at two herbicides to tackle the problem.
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Invasive species ride tsunami debris to US shore

When a floating dock the size of a boxcar washed up on a sandy beach in Oregon, beachcombers got excited because it was the largest piece of debris from last year’s tsunami in Japan to show up on the West Coast.

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