Herbicide Application on July 6 & 7, 2018
July 4, 2018
As per Pesticide Use Control Bylaw No. 2093, Council can grant exemption to spray pesticide or herbicide where weed infestations threaten the integrity of sensitive ecosystems. On June 25, 2018 City of Fernie Council granted an exemption for herbicide to be sprayed on the lands beside Max Turyk soccer pitch, Court House, and City Hall as permitted under section 6 of the Pesticide Use Control Bylaw. For the Organic Soil Management Plan to be effective, pesticide treatment is required to control excessive weeds to allow turf and greenspace to thrive. The purpose of this application of herbicide is to initially control the weed population and allow for grass roots to develop through our organic fertilizer program. Current existing weeds pose a threat to the program effectiveness if weeds are not minimized before application of organic fertilizer. The Lawn Doctor will be contracted to treat the lands beside Max Turyk, Court House and the City Hall.
The application of herbicide will take place on July 6-7, 2018 between the hours of 7 AM - 5 PM. We ask the public to refrain from using the treated areas until July 9. 2018. We thank you for your cooperation.