Invasive Plants & Alternatives

Knot on My Property - Invasive Species Alert

Read about how to combat knotweed and Giant hogweed.

An Overview for Residents

The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD)'s Weed Control Service Establishment Bylaw No. 2347 [PDF - 304 KB] regulates weed control for electoral areas ‘A', ‘B' and ‘C'. 

The purpose of the service is to control and curtail the spread of noxious weeds on public and private land within these electoral areas.

Since 2013, the Comox Valley Invasive Species Partnership  - composed of the Comox Valley Regional District, City of Courtenay, Town of Comox and Village of Cumberland – have joined forces to combat the negative effects of invasive species on the Comox Valley community.  The partnership was formed based on a recommendation from local environmental NGO’s and the recognition that invasive species know no borders and span administrative boundaries. The partners aim to work in collaboration by pooling resources and seeking the guidance and expertise of professionals from the Coastal Invasive Species Committee.  To date, the partnership has successfully implemented specific programs related to knotweed eradication as well as spearheading public outreach and communications initiatives.

To learn more, view our frequently asked questions, or view information specifically about knotweed.

Invasive plants in my garden?

News release: Grow me instead. Learn how to be PlantWise [PDF - 381 KB]