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Thompson-Nicola Regional District invasive plant programs


The Thompson-Nicola Regional District (TNRD) currently offers a number of chemical treatment programs for landowners located within the Thompson-Nicola Region.


 

50% cost-share program RECENTLY UPDATED

The TNRD will rebate landowners up to 50% of the application cost for chemical control on their private land (not including contractor travel costs) up to a maximum of $1,500 for up to 160 acres, and $3,000 for more than 160 acres.

To qualify for a 50% rebate for chemical control of noxious weeds on your private land:

1. Complete the application form to request financial assistance and submit it to the TNRD.

2. Once the TNRD confirms funding is available, the landowner must hire a certified pesticide applicator of their choice with a valid service license to do the work. The cost must be within industry standards

3. Within 30 days of completion of the work, the landowner must forward a copy of the applicator's treatment day sheet, including treatment area maps, applicator certificate number and expiry date, service license number and expiry date, to the TNRD.


 

NEW 50% herbicide cost-share program

For landownders carrying a valid pesticide applicator's certificate, the TNRD will provide a 50% rebate for the cost of purchasing herbicides, up to a maximum of $500.

To qualify for a 50% rebate for herbicide products, complete the herbicide rebate application form and submit it to the TNRD.

 
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TNRD Environmental Health Services
Department contact info:
https://tnrd.civicweb.net
(250) 377-8673

NEW TNRD DOWNLOADABLE FORMS:

50% treatment cost share application

Herbicide rebate application

New invaders 100% rebate application

Herbicide treatment day sheet

List of licensed applicators

New invaders program

Landowners may be eligible for a 100% rebate for spraying new weed invaders on private lands within the TNRD.

New invader weed species that qualify for 100% rebate for chemical control include:

  • Perennial Pepperweed
  • Rush Skeleton Weed
  • Marsh Plume Thistle
  • Field ScabiousYellow Star Thistle

To qualify for a 100% rebate for treatment of new invaders on your private land:

1. Complete the application form to request financial assistance for 2009 and submit it to the TNRD.
2. Once the TNRD confirms funding is available, the landowner must hire a certified pesticide applicator with a valid service license to do the work. The cost must be within industry standards
3. Within 30 days of completion of the work, the landowner must forward a copy of the applicator's treatment day sheet, including treatment area maps, applicator certificate number and expiry date, service license number and expiry date, to the TNRD.


Sprayer loan out program

The TNRD and Purity Feed Co. Ltd. are pleased to offer weed spraying equipment for loan-out to landowners within the TNRD.

Available spraying equipment includes:

  • 8 backpack units
  • 4 truck mount units
  • 1 PTO driven tractor mount unit

Requests for equipment will be handled on a first-come first-serve basis. A refundable damage deposit and signed loan-out agreement form is required for all loan outs.

Knowledgeable staff is available to answer questions and assist landowners with their weed
management concerns.

Contact Purity Feed Co. Ltd to arrange for the pick up/drop off of the equipment at either of their facilities:

Kamloops (250) 372-2233
471 Okanagan Way
Kamloops, BC V2H 1G7 

Merritt (250) 378-4432
 1690 Voght Street
 Merritt, BC VOK 2BO 

Biological control program

The TNRD has partnered with the Southern Interior Weed Management Committee to offer landowners biological control insects for select weed species.

Insects are seasonally available for the following invasive plants:
Dalmatian toadflax, Spotted knapweed, Diffuse knapweed and Leafy spurge.

A limited number of insects may also be available for Hound's-tongue and Thistles.

These insects are ideal for long-term management of large infestations, infestations near water or wells, on steep slopes or gravelly soil conditions.

There is no cost to the landowner bio-control program as it is 100% funded by the TNRD.
Contact the Southern Interior Weed Management Committee to request biological control agents.


Contractor List for TNRD Programs

H.P. Contracting
Contact: Mike Latremouille
Box 26 Merritt, BC V1K 1B8
Phone: (250) 378-2477
Cell: (250) 378-7992
Fax: (250) 378-2477
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Purity Feed Co. Ltd.
Contact: Robson Rogan
471 Okanagan Way
Kamloops, BC V2H 1G7
Phone: (250) 372-2233
Fax: (250) 372-0282
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Easy Feed Fertilizer
Contact: Frank Rakow
1264 Otter Lake X Rd.
Armstrong BC V0E 1B6
Office: (250) 832-6931
Home: (250) 546-2946
Cell: (250) 833-8120
Fax: (250) 546-2946 (call first)
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Bruno Mailloux
Box 10 Quilchena, BC VOE 2RO
Phone: (250) 378-4535
Cell: (250) 378-0058
Fax: (250) 378-4539

Bugs-Gon Tree Spraying
Contact: Debbie Turner
159 Briar Ave
Kamloops, BC V2B 1C2
Phone: (250) 554-1117
Fax: (250) 554-2121
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Tech Mist Spray Solutions Inc.
Contact: Menno Koehoorn
32905 King Rd
Abbotsford, BC V2S 7Z8
Phone: 1-877-746-3284
Fax: (604) 870-4922
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Seasonal Outside Solutions
Landscaping and Irrigation Ltd.
Contact: Nancy Syme
709 Carrier Street
Kamloops, BC V2H 1G1
Phone: 250 571-7253
Fax: 250 374-8120
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JL Vegetation Solutions
Contact: John Spackman
4221 6th Avenue
Peachland, BC V0X 1H5
Phone: 250 767-2671
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