The Weed Inspector for the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville is appointed to carry out and perform the duties required of him/her under the provision of the Weed Control Act (Agricultural Complaints). The Weed Inspector is also appointed under Section 11 of the Municipal Act to carry out and perform inspection and enforcement duties with respect to complaints regarding nuisance weeds affecting human health, safety and well-being.
The Weed Inspector is authorized to proceed with remedial action as authorized by Section 446 of the Municipal Act and when necessary according to the Weed Inspection procedures as listed below:
PDF - Schedule A of the County By-law which appoints a Weed Inspector
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2017 Roadside Spraying
Vegetation control along the County roadsides is an important part of road maintenance. It ensures clear sight lines for signs, intersections and roadside wildlife, promotes drainage and drying and prevents the establishment of trees and brush in the right of way. Controlling noxious and invasive weeds is another objective of the County vegetation management program.
Roadside herbicide spraying will be completed in May and June along rural County roads within the municipalities of Athens, Front of Yonge, Leeds and the Thousand Islands, and Rideau Lakes as well as selected Township Roads in the municipalities of
Augusta, Edwardsburgh Cardinal, Elizabethtown-Kitley, Front of Yonge, Leeds and the 1000 Islands, Merrickville-Wolford and North Grenville (see 2017 Spray Maps). The herbicide will selectively kill weeds but not the grasses and is approved for use on roadsides under the public works exemption of the cosmetic pesticide ban. Spraying of the herbicide will be completed by a qualified contractor licensed by the Ministry of the Environment under requirements of the Pesticides Act. Only unmaintained ditches will be sprayed with herbicide, maintained yards and ditches will not be sprayed. A public notice of this pesticide use will be advertised in the local papers and on the township and Counties websites.
Property owners who do not want the unmaintained ditch in front of their property sprayed can post "No Spray" signs at the start and finish of their property. These signs must be at least 30 cm x 60 cm (1 ft x 2 ft) and be easily read from the shoulder of the road. You can make your own sign or the Counties have a limited number of these signs available for pick up at the Counties office in Brockville. To obtain one of these signs or for more information please contact the Counties at 613-342-3840 ext. 2413.
The herbicide being used is Clearview (Registration #29752), active ingredients Metasulfuron-Methyl and Aminopyralid present as potassium salt, under the Pest Control Products Act (Canada).
Clearview is a post emergent herbicide for control of annual and perennial broadleaf weeds and invasive plants on right of ways, industrial and other non-crop areas of Canada.
For further information call 800-770-2170 / 613-342-3840 ext. 2413.
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Contact for Weed Inspector
Anyone having information on specific locations where noxious or nuisance weeds are posing a public health risk should contact the Weed Inspector, at the Counties Noxious & Nuisance Weed Control Office - Email
Additional Information on Wild Parsnip and Giant Hog Weed
PDF - Health Hazard - Wild Parsnip Document
PDF - Wild Parsnip Identification and Management Document
PDF - Wild Parsnip and Giant Hog Weed Fact Sheet
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