Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Areas Steering Committee Meeting - Speaker view
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Jonah.email@example.com - Office of Council President Nury Martinez
Use the raise hand function. Its under participants list at the bottom.
Can Wendy screen share photos?
Just a reminder that the purview of this WASC is the wildlife areas
Jerry Haro LA City Park Ranger
What are you spraying?
What chemicals are you using?
Diquat dibromide is moderately toxic. It may be fatal to humans if swallowed, inhaled, or absorbed through the skin in large quantities.
I will echo Nurit's comment.
From vendor: Tribune is a nonvolatile herbicidal chemical for use as a general herbicide to control weeds in commercial greenhouses and nurseries; ornamental seed crops (flowers, bulbs, etc. - except in California); landscape, industrial, recreational, commercial, residential, and public areas; turf renovation (all turf areas except commercial sod farms); dormant established turfgrass (bermudagrass, zoysiagrass - nonfood or feed crop); and aquatic areas. Absorption and herbicidal action is usually quite rapid with effects visible in a few days. Tribune controls weeds by interfering with photosynthesis within green plant tissue. Weed plants should be succulent and actively growing for best results. Rinse all spray equipment thoroughly with water after use. Avoid spray drift to crops, ornamentals, and other desirable plants during application, as injury may result. Application to muddy water may result in reduced control. Minimize creating muddy water during application. Use of dirty or muddy water for Tribune
Here is the long detailed info on tribune from EPA, see pages 16 and 17 re: use in water ways and specific use to control water lettuce: https://www3.epa.gov/pesticides/chem_search/ppls/000100-01390-20101130.pdf
more....Application to muddy water may result in reduced control. Minimize creating muddy water during application. Use of dirty or muddy water for Tribune dilution may result in reduced herbicidal activity. Avoid applying under conditions of high wind, water flow, or wave action.Active Ingredients: Diquat dibromide - 37.3%
The water lettuce sprayed is mixed in with the reeds -- it can't be removed manually without destroying the reeds.
@Bill, from what I saw the applicators were not spraying indiscriminantly and were pointing the tool past the reeds applied to the water lettuce.
The effort is to protect the reeds to the greatest degree possible
Yes please re: trees. LA Audubon supports the need for ecological impact assessment for tree removal, considering the habitat use of trees as snags etc
I still think we should revisit controlled burns under more ideal conditions than 117 degrees and/or wind
yes native american methods of prescribed burns in winter reduce the fire risk in summer
Absolutely controlled burns...especially by model airplane park
Joe: We have two minutes left before our scheduled adjournment time. Can we move the agenda? Thanks.
Shelly Perry Backlar
Great idea Muriel!
I think Nurit and Glenn should be co chairs
Who is the main contact person for this committee and what is the preferred method of contact? thanks!
@Kira, I believe the best contact would be Muriel
MURIEL KOTIN <mkotin@ADKOTIN.COM>
thanks everyone for all your awesome work!