[Tweeters] Planned Spraying in Edmonds Marsh

Carol Riddell cariddellwa at gmail.com
Thu Aug 12 11:08:32 PDT 2021

Hi Tweets,

I recently read in the on line My Edmonds News that the county and city were planning to spray two stands of common reed (phragmites) in the Edmonds marsh. They have grown up quickly near three of the five swallow nest boxes. I got in touch with the county noxious weeds agent to let her know about my concern that no chemical residue get on the boxes. She provided me with the spray date so we will have plenty of time to detach the three boxes from their mounting posts to get them out of the way. The spray apparently will have a coloring agent so they can see what has been sprayed.

In case any marsh birders are concerned about being down there when the spraying takes place, it is scheduled to happen on September 3rd from 7-9 a.m. If I hear of any change in that date, I will re-post.

Carol Riddell
Edmonds, WA

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