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Invasive weed is causing environmental issues at Seymour Lake

The Seymour Lake Conservation Society is looking at how to deal with the invasive Yellow Floating Heart plant.

Mark Fisher, the Area A Director With the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako, says Seymour Lake is the only place in the province that has the destructive plant.

“It’s a big problem. It can affect water quality and quantity, so they need to get on top of it.”

Fisher says a petition has been created to establish a 400-metre buffer around the lake.

He says the aim is to put tax money from the roughly 54 properties around the lake towards dealing with the invasive weed.

Fisher says they need 50 per cent of the properties signed on along with 50 per cent of the total assessed value.

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