Dutch Elm Disease Surveys Taking Place in Altona this summer
Subject: Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development, Forestry and Peatlands Branch – Dutch Elm Disease Surveys/Invasive Forest Pest Monitoring/COVID-19
- Dutch elm disease surveys and emerald ash borer monitoring will be moving forward again this season in participating communities.
- Provincial surveyors will be driving or walking around both public and private properties while they work.
- Surveyors wear high visibility vests and government issued identification. This year, staff will also be wearing masks or other personal protective equipment (PPE), due to COVID-19.
- In support of physical distancing measures, our staff may not approach every resident or house before entering onto properties to conduct surveys.
- Surveyors will still ring doorbells or knock on doors prior to taking branch samples, marking trees, or identifying firewood piles for removal under the Dutch elm disease management program.
- Our staff will always maintain at least two metres distance between themselves and others, and we ask that residents respect this policy when approaching our staff as well.
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