RM of Pense

Leafy Spurge Beetle Collection

When: July 4 to 8, 2022 (5 days), 10 AM—3PM
*Dates are subject to change based on beetle emergence and weather.
Contact your PHO prior to travelling to ensure the event dates have not changed.

Where: Besant Campground (west of Caronport on Highway #1)

What: Leafy spurge beetles are insects that feed on leafy spurge, acting
as a biological control agent for the noxious weed. 

The SARM Plant Health Officers (PHOs) will be present to provide
information and assist in packaging leafy spurge beetles for
landowners and RMs to take back to their property for release.

Bring: A cooler and ice packs for transporting beetles, sweep nets (extra
nets will be available), water, lunch, and long pants (poison ivy
and ticks are found in the area).

Cost: Free