Invasive Species Alert!

The Virginia Legislature designated running bamboo as a noxious weed in 2018, and gave localities the option and authority to control it through the adoption of a local ordinance and civil penalties. An Act to amend and reenact § 15.2-901 of the Code of Virginia and to amend the Code of Virginia by adding a section numbered 15.2-901.1, relating to running bamboo; local ordinance; civil penalty, passed the General Assembly on March 22, 2022.

The Grounds Committee is bringing this to your attention as several “groves” have been identified in various neighborhoods. Please read the notice in its entirety by downloading the PDF here!