There were roughly 67 full garbage bags of common tansy removed from an area near the Smoky River last week. The plant is considered an invasive species and MD of Greenview’s Agricultural Supervisor Trainee Sean Allen says that if the plant is left alone, it can choke out other species of nearby plants which can challenge the ecosystem.
On Wednesday, there were 29 volunteers from the MD, Canadian Natural Resources Limited, Seven Generations Energy and the River Rats Boat Club working on the area 8 kilometres north of the Smoky River bridge. There was around 3,000 lbs of the common tansy removed.
The removal of the plants will help them from not spreading into the other areas of the watershed.