Petition Alberta's Provincial Government To Add Foxtail To The Noxious Weed List

Petition Alberta's Provincial Government To Add Foxtail To The Noxious Weed List

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Michael Streilein started this petition to Alberta's Provinicial Government

Foxtail is spread through a number of communities in Southeast Calgary - Mahagony, Copperfield, Auburn Bay, New Brighton, and possibly other communities across Calgary.

Foxtail spreads easily, is hard to get rid of, and is extremely dangerous to dogs, cats, and wildlife.

You can read more here: https://pets.webmd.com/dogs/foxtail-grass-and-your-dog#1

Here is a recent news article covering the issue in Calgary.

In order to ensure that the foxtail is treated quickly, we should petition Alberta's Provincial Government to add it to the noxious weed list. Doing so would ensure that local government and private companies have to take care of them quickly and properly.

The Weed Control Act determines what weeds are labeled as noxious. If we can get it added to the noxious weed list, then the City will be able to take more action on having it removed quickly and correctly.

It's a known issue and has been in the news as far back as 2016.

2016

https://www.theanchor.ca/2016/dog-owners-warned-about-dangers-of-foxtail-weeds/

2020

https://calgary.ctvnews.ca/warning-for-calgary-dog-owners-be-wary-around-foxtail-grass-1.5079400

2021

https://globalnews.ca/news/8028732/calgary-foxtail-grass-dogs-concerns-mitigation/

Even farmers have known it's a problem for years, a study performed back in 2011 looks at controlling its spread.

http://www.beefresearch.ca/factsheet.cfm/controlling-foxtail-barley-188

Foxtail is spreading because it's not being controlled correctly. We need to ask the Alberta government to take action, thus making it easier to enforce the destruction of foxtail. The removal of foxtail will make life easier for everyone and ensure the safety of our dogs, cats, and wildlife.

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