Ecological restoration technicians will treat Swan Pond for Reed Canary Grass on starting on Monday, May 15th and concluding on Tuesday, May 16th. Treatment targets include Reed Canary Grass, Thistles, Dame’s Rocket, Teasel, Giant Ragweed, Burdock, and Sweet Clover. Woody invasive saplings such as buckthorn and honeysuckle will also be treated.
The Village requests that residents not use these areas for 12 hours following treatment. Please note that flagging will be installed to inform the public of the application. Once flagging is removed, the public may then use these areas.
The chemicals dry within 10 minutes and will not travel off site. The chemical is inside the plant and being translocated to the roots of the target to kill the invasive plant. The Village of Riverside understands and respects public concern about the use of herbicide applications. We do not take the use of these chemicals lightly; however, they are necessary in controlling invasive, non-native species in favor of our native vegetation. When applied judiciously, these chemicals can help to support ecological restoration initiatives in a responsible and safe manner.