BC Invasive Species Month

May 1, 2018 Webinar

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May is Invasive Species Action Month in BC

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Japanese Knotweed

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Spotted Knapweed

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Yellow Flag Iris

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Yellow Flag Iris removal

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Yellow Hawkweed

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Take Action today! Participate in the events and festivities happening across BC and make a difference in your community. Check out the list of events in your region.

Get involved and tell us what you are doing! Send us your photos and help us celebrate your accomplishments on Facebook and Twitter. Use the hashtag: #bcinvasivesmonth

Event Calendar

Use the interactive calendar to browse BC Invasive Species Action Month events across BC by date.

Cariboo Events

Check out the events in the Cariboo. Submit your event to us!

East Kootenay Events

There are lots of opportunities to take action in the East Koots!

Okanagan-Similkameen Region

Join in Okanagan-Similkameen events!

Columbia Shuswap Events

See events in Columbia Shuswap region!

Central & West Kootenay Events

Check out the host of events across the Central & West Kootenays!

Lower Mainland, Coast & Vancouver Island Events

Read about events in the Lower Mainland and on Vancouver Island.


Join a webinar and learn about invasive species in BC. 

May 2018 - What’s In My Back Yard? Photo Contest

Throughout Invasive Species Action Month, we challenge you to enter the "What's in my Back Yard?" Photo Contest. Taking part is simple and you could win up to $350 for your youth group or class. Read more!

May 7, 2018 Webinar - Play Clean Go in Canada

Join this webinar to learn about how the Canadian Council on Invasive Species is helping to protect valuable natural resources while encouraging folks to enjoy the great outdoors through the implementation of the PlayCleanGo campaign. Read more and register today!

May 1, 2018 Webinar - Bringing Back the Natives Garden Tour

Up to 5,000 people attend the Bringing Back the Natives Garden Tour annual event in California, now in its fourteenth year - join this webinar to see what attracts them!

May 15, 2018 Webinar - BC Government Update on the Invasive Mussel Defence Program

Watch this webinar with Martina Beck to learn about the 2018 BC Invasive Mussel Defence Program prevention activities including watercraft inspection stations, provincial plans for monitoring invasive mussels and reminding boaters and anglers what they can do this summer to help prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species. Register today!

May 24, 2018 Webinar - Don’t Let it Loose - a Tale of Two Species

We encourage all pet and aquarium owners to practice Don't Let it Loose. Join this webinar and learn why it's so important not to release pets into the wild through two case studies: American bullfrogs in the Central Kootenay and Kootenay Boundary region and Goldfish in Whistler Resort Municipality. Learn about the efforts to eradicate these two invasive species and why prevention is so much better than cure - Don't Let it Loose!

May 30, 2018 Webinar: CFIA’s Firewood Regulation and Outreach Program

Join this webinar to learn about the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's regulations on firewood, why they are needed and what is being done to educate members of the public about the risks involved in moving firewood.