Weed Control in Parks and Playgrounds
Whitecourt carries out an annual program to control weeds in parks and open spaces. The goal is to control noxious weeds, provide safe and healthy turf, and protect trees and shrubs.
Control measures include mechanical trimming, removal of weeds by hand, and the application of herbicide.
All herbicides have been approved by Health Canada, Pest Management Regulatory Agency and Alberta Government, and will be applied under the supervision of workers who are provincially licensed. Herbicide application will be used during the day or early morning when the winds are generally light. The times and dates of treatment will depend on weather. Signs will be posted at major public entrances and surrounding treated areas; members of the public are asked to obey all posted signs and barricades.