Friends Of Baynes Sound Society

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To spray or not to spray, pesticide on our beaches that is.

To spray or not to spray, pesticide on our beaches that is.

As many of you may know there has been an application from the B.C. Government to spray pesticides on our beaches in Baynes Sound. The deadline for comments now is January 7, 2016. Info Here

 

Spartina

Photo: bcinvasives.ca

Capture pup cv record dec 8 2015

Here is a link to the actual application: Pesticide Use Permit (PUP)

The Plant In question is Spartina, an invasive species which can be found on Baynes Sound beaches. The pesticides to be used are, Imazapyr and Alcohol ethoxylate.

Alternatives to pesticides? The Denman Conservancy Association has been removing it by hand since 2008. See their 2013 newsletter here. This is very time consuming and requires substantial manpower to achieve this, but if upland owners could work together on this it might be possible to eradicate with less pesticides.


 

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