The Town of Nanton Parks and Recreation Department is committed to environmentally responsible pest control practices. At various times throughout the year, the Parks and Recreation Department controls broadleaf and other weeds and insect pests depending on the genus, infestation, safety and conditions. Pest Management activities occur on properties such as parks, sports fields, boulevards, sidewalks, roadway buffers, water bodies and vacant Town land and is applied under the supervision of a Certified Applicator. Special care and attention regarding the impact on the park users is considered in all applications. For example, the no spray treatment takes place on any site where wind speed exceeds 16 km/hr. All procedures and pesticides used meet the strict standards established by Health Canada and Alberta Environmental Protection and are considered safe for these types of applications. Treated areas are posted with yellow and black signs indicating the date and time of application, reentry time, the pest controlled, pesticide used and the active ingredient in the pesticide.
Please be advised that the Parks and Recreation Crew will be doing spot treatments in the Centennial Park Ball Diamonds on April 20, 2016 at 10:00 AM. Residences are asked to remain of the infields of all four diamonds until 1:00 PM of April 20, 2016. Signs will be posted at the driving entrances to the ball diamonds along the Millennial Pathway.