Halt Herbicide Spraying of our Roadsides

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Lanark County Council has voted to implement a 2-year program to spray our roadsides with a broad-based toxic herbicide called ClearView. Last year, in 2015, unbeknownst to  most residents, a partial trial spray was conducted and deemed successful.

Inspite of the potential long-term and irreversible consequences of using such a herbicide, a comprehensive study has not been undertaken.

On the contrary…

Council has decided to engage in a spray program that has not been proven to be effective and that might result in irreversible consequences including loss of pollinator habitat and negative impacts on our local food industry.

Research indicates that the herbicide will not control wild parsnip and that other methods, such as mowing and a public awareness campaign can be effective.

Given the seriousness of this matter, we are asking for a moratorium while alternatives are properly researched and a comprehensive third party impact assessment has been undertaken.

Please join us to stop the spray and help keep Lanark County safe for all people, pets, animals and bees.

If you have any questions, want to voice your support or concern, please email us at friendsoflanarkcounty@gmail.com.

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