High Streamflow Advisory: Fraser River

Updated May 22, 2018 at 10:25 AM

The River Forecast Centre has issued a High Streamflow Advisory for the Fraser River due to increased snow melt runoff. River levels and flows are expected to remain elevated this week and into the weekend.

City staff are monitoring water levels, conducting daily patrols of areas adjacent to the Fraser River, and are prepared for possible minor flooding as part of our Flood Response Plan »

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Let It Grow Naturally

Over the years, concern surrounding the potential health and environmental impacts of pesticide use has increased. The City of Burnaby has undertaken a number of initiatives to address these concerns.

Let It Grow Naturally Poster

From the City's side, we have:

  • Discontinued the use of pesticides on public lands in 1988. Our pest management is ecologically-sound
  • Enacted a Pesticide Notification Bylaw. This bylaw requires landowners to post warning signs before and after pesticide application
  • Adopted the Pesticide Use Control Bylaw No. 12465. The Bylaw was adopted Monday June 16th, 2008, and implemented April 1 2009
  • Adopted an Integrated Pest Management Policy and Program and recommendations of an Environment and Waste Management Committee to restrict the use of cosmetic herbicides on private properties
  • Began an education program in 2003 to help reduce the amount of cosmetic herbicides used on residential properties

To learn about pesticide reduction:

  • Grow Green Garden Guide

    Pagelet TemplateMoreGrow eco-friendly gardens, reduce your lawn foot-print and increase biodiversity.
  • Let It Grow Naturally - Brochure

    European Chafer - Wildflower Garden 2MoreGrown your garden healthy, green and pesticide free.