Noxious weeds under the Weed Act
Weed inspectors on private property
As part of our annual program, County weed inspectors are out this month inspecting properties throughout Sherwood Park and rural Strathcona County.
Weed inspectors have the authority to enter private properties to monitor for noxious and prohibited noxious weeds to meet requirements under the Weed Control Act and Regulation.
Under the Act, a person shall not willfully obstruct or delay an inspector in the exercise of their duties.
Physical distancing and other safety protocols are in place to keep staff and residents safe.
Learn more about the weed inspection program.
The following are noxious weeds commonly found in Strathcona County that are regulated in the Alberta Weed Control Act. Click on the weed name for an informational PDF from the Alberta Invasive Species Council.
The weed sheets include information to help you:
- Identify each weed
- Understand where they are most commonly found
- Effectively control weed infestations
If you are still unsure about the identification of the plants, please submit a County Connect request to arrange for a weed inspector to help with identification.
Pink or red flowers
|Perennial Sow Thistle|
|Yellow Flag Iris|
Ask it, report it or suggest it using County Connect