A new awareness poster is educating the public on stopping the spread of invasive species in the Birds Hill Park ecoregion.
Friends of Birds Hill Park are mailing out a poster to nearly 13,000 households from north of Winnipeg to Libau and east to Beausejour. The poster aims to raise awareness of three species that threaten area farms, pastures and ecosystems: Leafy Spurge, Spotted Knapweed, and Red Bartsia.
“This poster is part of a broader coordinated effort to identify, map, and eliminate the key invasive species that threaten the Birds Hill Ecoregion,” said Friends of Birds Hill Park vice-president Lesley Anne Fuga.
The “Stop the Spread” poster includes information on what residents could do should one of these weeds be encountered.
The mandate for Friends of Birds Hill Park is to maintain the ecological integrity of the park and minimize negative human impacts on the park ecosystem.