Caution | Mandatory Outdoor Water Restrictions

Due to continued dry conditions, mandatory Stage 1 Outdoor Water Restrictions are in place until further notice.

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The City currently applies some herbicides to control dandelions and other broad leaf weeds. We apply herbicides regularly to sport fields, as they have a high use and too many broad leaf weeds can cause safety issues and threaten the health of the turf.

For other areas, we apply at a lower frequency. Parks with high weed-density will usually have a herbicide application approximately every four years.

The City takes the health and well-being of citizens and green spaces seriously, so all herbicides and pesticides are carefully chosen and applied to be the least toxic to off-target plants and animals. Furthermore, all pesticides and herbicides are fully certified by both the federal and provincial governments.

Notification and application signs will be posted in the community before, during and after any necessary applications. Herbicide is not applied within 10 metres of a playground unless the entire area is closed to the public and school sites do not receive applications while students are in attendance. There are also a variety of pesticide-free parks in Calgary

Last year we successfully piloted some alternative weed management techniques, including using goats to manage Canada thistle and different methods of dandelion control. We will continue using the techniques the year.

NOTE: applications are weather dependent and may not take place as scheduled.

Vegetation Management for the week of September 25, 2023
Zone Community - Notable Park - Site Specific Location Community Code Quadrant Description of Work
1 Hillhurst HIL NW Invasive Weed Control
1 Parkdale PKD NW Shrub Beds
2 Hidden Valley HID NW Invasive Weed Control
2 Macewan  MAC NW Shrub Beds
2 Sandstone Valley SAN NW Shrub Beds
3 Huntington HUN NW Turf
4 Sunnyside/Memorial Drive SSD NW Shrub Beds
5 Reader Rock Garden MNI SE Shrub beds
5 Ogden OGD SE Invasive Weed Control
6 Auburn Bay AUB SE Invasive Weed Control
6 Douglasdale / Douglas Glen / Quarry Park DDG SE Asset Protection
6 Deerrun DRN SE Invasive Weed Control
7 Glenmore Park GPK SW Invasive Woodies
7 Pumphill PUM SW Invasive Woodies
8 Shaganappi SGH SW Invasive Weed Control
8 Spruce Cliff SPR SW Invasive Weed Control
8 Wildwood WLD SW Invasive Weed Control