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This article was published 23/6/2015 (1582 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
Three weeds are on the hit list for a coalition of conservation groups that’s spearheading a campaign to root them out.
"Stop the Spread" is a poster that identifies three of the more noxious species and it is being mailed to nearly 13,000 households in the Birds Hill region, an area extending north from Winnipeg to Libau and east to Beausejour.
Libau is about 60 kilometres north of Winnipeg on Highway 59; Beausejour is about 60 kilometres north east.
"Area residents should check their mailbox for this poster," the lead conservation group in the coalition announced Tuesday.
Friends of Birds Hill said Leafy Spurge, Spotted Knapweed and Red Bartisa threaten area farms, pastures and ecosystems.
"All three are establishing in the area, and swift recognition and action are needed to protect the beautiful landscapes in this part of Manitoba," the announcement read.
The "Stop the Spread" poster was produced through the Birds Hill Ecoregion partnership, a group of environmental organizations committed to stemming the growth of invasive species. The coalition includes Manitoba Weed Supervisors Association, Native Orchid Conservation Inc., the Leafy Spurge Stakeholders Group, Invasive Species Council of Manitoba and Friends of Birds Hill Park.
Updated on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at 2:35 PM CDT: Photo, poster added.