There are many apps out there that identify birds, flowers, animals, etc. Most of these apps are for enthusiasts and having fun. However, the city of Edmonton has built on this concept and developed a new app that identifies noxious weeds to help them combat an environmental issue they are facing. In Edmonton, there are 75 weeds regulated under their Weed Control Act. Now residents can ID these weeds, file a weed complaint, and get a response before the weeds spread. This app is an interesting new way of educating and getting citizens involved with protecting the environment.
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