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PIB Natural Resource Department cleaning up invasive plants along KVR

Cleaning up the KVR

The Penticton Indian Band Natural Resource Department has been working to clean up the KVR Trail, focusing on removing invasive plants and seeding with natural vegetation.

The department shared that they had removed 235 kilograms of invasive plants on Tuesday and removed a further 280 kilograms on Wednesday.

"All of this was removed from about a 50-metre stretch along the KVR," they wrote in their Facebook post. "There is a lot of work to do."

Invasive plants have been spreading throughout the Okanagan and Similkameen valleys.

"Slowly but surely we are advancing this cause and replacing invasive with native plants. But we can't do it alone, we need your help."

PIBNR asks for resident view the guide to invasive plants species online and to learn to identify invasive plants.

"There are different techniques required to truly remove some of these plants."

Those who want to get involved in the cleanup are asked to call 250-492-0411 for more information.

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