If you spot any of these plants or need assistance identifying a plants, please call Rick Bilokryly at 306-862-3847 or 306-812-8288. For more information on each plant, click on the picture.
Zebra and Quagga Mussels
Zebra and quagga mussels are aquatic invasive species that threaten aquatic habitats, fisheries, recreational resources, and water-based infrastructure that could cost Saskatchewan millions of dollars a year. Once they are introduced it is virtually impossible to eradicate them. They spread by attaching to any part of a watercraft that made contact with the water. Please always clean, drain and dry your watercraft before heading to another lake or river. For more information, click here.
Wild parsnip is a noxious weed that is listed under The Weed Control Act. It does cause burns to skin, when the skin comes in contact with the sap of this plant and then is exposed to sunlight. If a person does come into contact with wild parsnip, it is recommended that they immediately cover the area so that it is not exposed to the sunlight, wash as thoroughly as possible, and seek medical attention as soon as possible. The blisters can take a few days to begin to appear, so it is best to keep the area that was in contact with the sap out of the sun for several days, if possible. The reaction caused by the sap combined with sunlight produces a reaction similar to a chemical burn or an extreme sunburn. Always consult a medical professional if you believe that you have come in contact with wild parsnip sap, or if you have specific questions about symptoms and treatment. If you know that you are entering an area where there is wild parsnip, cover all exposed skin and be sure to wash all clothing separately and in hot water to remove the sap. For more information on this plant please go to the following link. www.saskinvasives.ca/ckfinder/userfiles/files/Wild%20Parsnip.pdf