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City Uses Herbicide for Shoreline Weeding

An invasive weed called Spartina can strangle other plants and cause flooding. The city will host a public meeting about weed removal at the shoreline on Aug. 2.

City Uses Herbicide for Shoreline Weeding

From the City of Alameda:

The Public Works Department and the California State Coastal Conservancy will host a community meeting to discuss this year’s efforts to control Spartina, an invasive weed along the City’s shoreline, through the use of a nontoxic herbicide.

When: Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012 at 6:30 p.m.

Where: Conference Room 360,

Control of Spartina helps prevent flooding, reduces its growth at marinas and residential boat docks, and minimizes its competition with other preferred shoreline plants.

This year will be the eighth year that the City and Coastal Conservancy have partnered to remove invasive Spartina from the shoreline. The shoreline areas covered by Spartina have been reduced approximately 90% since work began in 2005. More information can be found on the Invasive Spartina Project website at  http://www.spartina.org/.

Those unable to attend the meeting but have questions or comments may contact Jim Barse at 510-747-7950 or jbarse@ci.alameda.ca.us.

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