Environmental Services

Organic Farming

 All farmers engaged in organic farming practices must advise the municipal office accordingly. Organic farming regulations may require that buffers be maintained around the organic lands and, in such cases, the adjacent road allowance shall not constitute the buffer.

Weed Control (leafy spurge)

Proper cultivation of land shall be encouraged throughout the municipality to control the spread of noxious weeds. If noxious weeds are spreading due to the neglect of any land, Council may take action against the landowner under the provisions of the Noxious Weeds Act.

The municipality may undertake a program to spray the road allowances for leafy spurge infestation, however, the work must be contracted to a licensed applicator.

In 2005 Council introduced a program whereby individual landowners will be reimbursed for the cost of the chemical Tordon 22K which is purchased and applied during the current year. Any taxes incurred are not refundable.Rebate Application. For more information on Leafy Spurge please click here.

For information on other invasive plant species click here.

Guide to identify and control common noxious weeds  click here

Tree Planter 

The municipality has a tree planter for use by ratepayers, and it is booked on a first-come first-served basis through the administration office. A damage deposit of $75 is collected at the time of booking and refunded upon return of the planter. A user fee of $25 per day is payable at the time of pickup.