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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Lower Mainland, Coast & Vancouver Island Events

Submit your event to events@bcinvasives.ca!

Remove Scotch Broom, Blackberry from Maltby Lake with The Land Conservancy!

Date: May 5, 2018
Time: 9:45 am - 3:00 pm
Location: Meet at 4380 Prospect Lake Road here: http://bit.ly/2G7mlZN This is a private residence with limited parking so we will do our best to carpool!
Overview: We will be coming together and helping restore this spectacular and rare ecosystem. It is a relatively wild lake that is very close to Victoria and has been protected from development and contains some very unique ecosystems. This is a very unique opportunity to not only experience this beautiful place but participate in its restoration! Read all about this event here.

LM Green Team Blackberry & Ivy removal at Ruth Johnson Park in White Rock

Date: Sunday, May 6, 2018
Time: Meet at 9:45 am
Location: We are meeting at the parking lot at Anderson St and Vine Ave in White Rock (the east side of the track) . The closest biggest intersection is Oxford St and 16th Ave/North Bluff Rd
Overview: We'll be at the park volunteering rain or shine
• If you haven't yet, register online: http://goo.gl/WRx6jr
• Please don't forget to ask your parent to sign the parent consent form if you are under 19
FLOW OF ACTIVITY:
• Meet at 9.45am (please don't be late)
• Sign in on your own phone!
• Walk to site (follow arrows if you're late)
• Remove Himalayan Blackberry using loppers and shovels
• Take a break and indulge in yummy refreshments!
• Volunteer until 1pm
• Sign out on your own phone

View the full event webpage here.

ISCBC Presentation on Indigenous Land Stewardship and Invasive Species Management @ BEST 2018

Date: May 10, 2018
Time: 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm 
Location: Fairmont Chateau Whistler
Overview: Description:ISCBC's Sue Staniforth and Jake Archie are co-presenting on "Indigenous Land Stewardship and Invasive Species Management: Partnerships, Tools and Networks to Increase Success" at Bettering Environmental Stewardship & Technology (BEST 2018). Read more here.

ISCBC Presents"Invasive Species and Impacts to Property" at ENERGY 2018 - BCSLA Annual Conference, Showcase & AGM

Date: May 11, 2018
Time: 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Overview: ISCBC's Danielle Toperczer will present on invasive species and their impact on property. Later in May, ISCBC will be launching e-learning for realtors and landscape architects. Read more here.

BROOM BASH 2018

Date: May 12, 2018
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm 
Location: Myrt Thompson Trail, Campbell River, British Columbia
Overview: May is time to Broom Bash! 
Volunteers are needed to join Greenways in our annual attack on broom in bloom. Volunteers should be prepared for all weather; wear a sturdy pair of shoes and sensible clothes. Gloves, cutting equipment, snacks and light refreshments will be provided. 
The Broom Bash is always a fun family event - come and join in and help protect our environment! We hope to see you there!
A huge Thank-You to our generous sponsors Thrifty Foods & Sundance Java Bar!

Burnaby Lake Park Weedbusters 2018 - 2

Date: May 27, 2018
Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

May has been proclaimed Invasive Species Action Month in BC. Take positive action against invasive species. Learn all about native and invasive plants and animals, and how to tell them apart. Join us in tackling and removing invasive species:  non-native plants that have become established and replaced native species around Burnaby Lake. We’ll provide gloves, tools, and snacks. Dress for the weather and be prepared to work off-trail in the woods. Ages 8+.

We’re meeting at the Avalon Parking Lot and will plan to sweep the south shore of English Ivy and Scotch Broom. To keep up to date with any changes, please check our social media and website closer to the date where we will have the latest news with any changes (e.g. due to weather or things beyond our control). You can also sign up here to be on our email list to receive reminders for the next Weedbusters event.

For more information or to arrange for a group to attend, contact Organizer: Ann – BLPA Volunteer Coordinator. Phone: 778-834-9030; Email: info@burnabylakepark.ca

Website: http://burnabylakepark.ca/activities/volunteer/