Japanese knotweed.

Japanese knotweed.

Knotweed getting the hook along new North Cowichan trail

Work expected to take a couple weeks

Who likes knotweed!? Pretty much nobody. That’s who. It’s an invasive perennial that threatens bio diversity, destroys habitat and disrupts waterways. And it doesn’t belong on trails.

Lean more about knotweed here.

As such, for the next couple of weeks, a patch of the unwelcome invader is being removed by North Cowichan’s public works crews. It’s all part of preparations for a new trail that will run alongside Somenos Marsh from Beverly Street to Drinkwater Road.

”The Municipality is undertaking this trail construction in coordination with the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, with funding from the Ministry’s BikeBC program,” said a press release issued Friday morning.

The notice said North Cowichan staffers would offer routine updates as the project proceeds.

The trail was announced back in August.


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Trail work begins in September


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