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Public Invited to View the Plan and Provide Feedback on the Draft
PEMBROKE, ON: The County of Renfrew has recently completed the Draft Integrated Pest Management Plan for properties owned by the County of Renfrew. The Integrated Pest Management Plan (IPMP) outlines strategies for the management of hazardous and noxious plants like Wild Parsnip and Giant Hogweed.
The County of Renfrew Operations and Development & Property Committees approved the circulation of the Draft IPMP on February 6th and 7th respectively. The Draft IPMP is available online for public viewing. The County is inviting the public to view the plan and provide feedback on the draft. Comments received before March 20th, 2017 will be considered during the development of the final version of the IPMP.
Chair of the County of Renfrew Operations Committee Councillor Tom Peckett shared these remarks, “The IPMP once finalized and approved will provide the County of Renfrew with a clear approach in managing these hazardous and toxic plants. Getting the public’s input into the plan is an important step towards developing that approach.”
“The County of Renfrew has listened to the public’s concerns regarding Wild Parsnip and Giant Hogweed, and the Draft Integrated Pest Management Plan provides a balanced approach to manage these hazardous plants.” Commented, Councillor Bob Sweet, Chair of the Development & Property Committee for the County of Renfrew.
The Draft Integrated Pest Management Plan is available online for public viewing at: http://www.countyofrenfrew.on.ca/_documents/development-property/IPMP.pdf
Comments can be provided to the County of Renfrew by email: IPMP@countyofrenfrew.on.ca or in writing to 9 International Drive, Pembroke, ON, K8A 6W5.
For More Information Please Contact:
Richard Bolduc Manager of Operations, County of Renfrew 613-735-7288
Jason Davis Manager of Forestry & GIS, County of Renfrew 613-735-3204
Michael Barber Media Relations/Grants Coordinator, County of Renfrew 613-735-7288