Nanaimo

Sap from Giant hogweed can cause serious skin burns.
Sap from Giant hogweed can cause serious skin burns. CISC

Invasive species problem in Nanaimo area gets funding boost

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
April 11, 2017 - 4:12pm

NANAIMO — More support has been thrown behind the longstanding effort of fighting invasive species on the South Coast.

$13,000 from the BC Liberals for the Coastal Invasive Species Committee (CISC) is part of $1.8 million in provincial grants to 31 conservation groups around B.C.

Concerned citizens pitched in on Monday, April 10 to help clean a massive amount of trash which had been dumped on Bennie Rd. near the Cedar Rd. intersection.
Concerned citizens pitched in on Monday, April 10 to help clean a massive amount of trash which had been dumped on Bennie Rd. near the Cedar Rd. intersection. Spencer Sterritt/NanaimoNewsNOW Staff

Fed up community cleans illegal trash on their own

By Spencer Sterritt
April 11, 2017 - 11:46am Updated: April 11, 2017 - 1:31pm

NANAIMO — Mike Lawrence knew he had to help when he saw yet another Facebook post about a massive pile of trash illegally dumped on the side of the road.

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