DON’T APPLY THE HERBICIDE ROUNDUP
IN OR NEAR WATER
Glyphosate is the most commonly used herbicide around the world. It’s the active ingredient in Roundup, a popular over-the-counter herbicide used for controlling weeds. It’s used in agricultural and non-agricultural settings, including backyards, farms, and ranches. Roundup does a very good job battling weeds when used correctly. However, Roundup is not approved for use in and around water. If used incorrectly, including over water or near the water’s edge, it can be deadly to fish and wildlife. Roundup can be harmful to human health, too. Use herbicides sparingly, and whenever using them, always read the labels and adhere to the warnings. Keep waters in ponds and creeks healthy so fish and wildlife around us will be safe including the Barred Owl that often forages at or near the water’s edge. Do it for the owls.