New funding for local groups to help with invasive plants

The province has announced a big funding injection to help manage the spread of invasive plants in the Kootenays.

The grants are part of a multi year funding program that will see more than 7.7 million dollars distributed province wide

The Boundary Invasive Species society will receive 62-thousand dollars over two years, and the Central Kootenay Invasive Species Society is getting 130 thousand dollars over 2 years.