Purple Loosestrife Pull- Year 3!

The MJRWS are once again pulling Purple Loosestrife along the Moose Jaw River
August 3, 2022 | Stephanie Huel

Help protect the Moose Jaw River and join the MJRWS on August 9th from 8:00am-12:00pm to pull purple loosestrife. 

Purple loosestrife is an invasive plant that originates from Europe. It was brought to North America in the 18th century in the soil found in boat ballast and as an ornamental plant. It is of particular concern in wetlands where it can outcompete native vegetation. 

Purple loosestrife can be identified by its tall stocks topped with large pink/purple flower spikes and its square woody stem. 

For two years the MJRWS have been pulling a large colony of purple loosestrife. We are now moving into our third and final pull year. Afterwards, we will shift from an active eradication to monitoring and will only pull when necessary. 

If you are interested in helping please contact Stephanie at [email protected]. See below for a map of the purple loosestrife colony.