Webinar: Obtaining Pesticide Use Permits for Knotweed Control Adjacent to Water

Date: March 28, 2023

Time: 9:00am to 10:00am

Drinkwater Environmental Services has been involved with acquiring the following Pesticide Use Permits: 738-0027-18-21, 738-0028-18-21, and 169-009-21-24. These permits have specifically covered the management of knotweed using herbicides within pesticide free zones (PFZ) adjacent to water bodies. This talk will focus on the work that has been conducted within the jurisdiction of the City of Abbotsford. In addition to the process of acquiring these permits recent conversations with the Ministry of Environment regarding the management of invasive species on private land by a contracted party will be covered. 

About the presenter:

Doug was born in Nelson and grew up in Smithers BC. He left a career in mineral exploration and silviculture to form Drinkwater Environmental Services (DES) with Bob Drinkwater in 2011. Since then DES has been involved in vegetation management including invasive plant management throughout BC. DES is the primary contractor for the Fraser Valley Invasive Species Society. In 2021 Doug took over as general manager of DES.  Doug is currently studying integrated pest management at the University of the Fraser Valley, while managing DES operations.

This webinar is approved in British Columbia for one Continuing Education Credit (CEC) toward recertification in the Pest Management category. To qualify for this credit, you must attend the webinar for one hour and answer the quiz at the end. Please contact us with any questions or comments you may have.

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