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Cattails for Clean Community Waterways

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International Institute for Sustainable D evelopment (IISD) WINNIPEG:  In 2013, the City of Winnipeg and IISD embarked on a project to turn locally harvested cattail ( Typha ) and native prairie grasses into pellets to burn in a pellet stove located at the Living Prairie Museum, a facility run by the City. This video documents the process of harvesting, processing, pelletizing and burning the plant materials. PLT photo Related:  "Dangerous Ditches.  Manitoba’s 'war on weeds' comes complete with powerful herbicides, questionable spraying practices and collateral damage."