It is starting to feel cooler outside with snow falling on the mountains and leaves changing color. With the change in seasons, there are many chores to do as we prepare for winter. If cleaning up the yard, or spending time in the forest, we remind you to minimize the spread of invasive species by practicing the following tips:
Ensure all invasive plants are placed into a garbage bag and are disposed of carefully. Invasive species should be sorted into the household waste where it will be sent to deep burial landfill. Please do not compost in the yard or waste pile at the landfill.
When collecting and harvesting firewood please remember to Clean, Play, Go. Sourcing wood locally to prevent the spread of invasive plants and insects.
If purchasing firewood this season source firewood locally, Buy it Where you Burn It! Firewood that has been cut within 20 km from where you burn it is ideal. Firewood that is collected from over 80 km is too far.