Report Knotweed in the Capital Region
August 31, 2012
The City of Victoria is a member of the Capital Region Invasive Species Partnership (CRISP), which provides efficient and effective invasive species management in the Capital Region by increasing regional collaboration, information sharing, planning and programs.
CRISP is asking for the public's assistance in reporting occurrences of the invasive plant Knotweed. It's considered to be one of the world's worst invasive species and one of the top ten invasive species in British Columbia.
Sometimes called ornamental bamboo, its dense stands eliminate all other vegetation and are extremely difficult to eradicate. Knotweed is a threat to fish and wildlife habits, biodiversity and can cause bank erosion and clogged waterways. It's strong enough to penetrate pavement.
Learn more [PDF - 3 MB] on how to identify and report this invasive plant.
For more information on invasive species in the City of Victoria, click here.