With the support of the Columbia Basin Trust (CBT), the Central Kootenay Invasive Plant Council (CKIPC), East Kootenay Invasive Plant Council (EKIPC), Northwest Invasive Plant Council (NWIPC) and CSISS have embarked on a Columbia Basin Invasive Species Collaboration to enhance both aquatic and terrestrial programming throughout the Basin. On the 6th and 7th of October the groups met in Castlegar, BC to exchange ideas and kick-start the development of a strategic framework for an aquatic invasive species program in the Columbia Basin. Stay tuned for more updates as the program and framework develop!
Join us Wednesday, October 8th from 9:00 am -12:30 pm PT for the second Annual General Meeting of the Columbia Shuswap Invasive Species Society (CSISS).
Complimentary lunch will be provided with a Board of Directors meeting to follow.
Please RSVP before Monday, October 6th.
Special thanks to all of our sponsors, the CSRD, CBT, MOTI and MFLNRO for their financial support in making these meetings possible.
How to register: Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, organization, and dietary restrictions.
Where: Revelstoke Community Centre, 600 Campbell Avenue
When: 8:30am- 12:30pm with food/beverages provided
To read the full agenda click here: Agenda_CSISS_AGM_2014
CLICK HERE TO TAKE THE SURVEY The Invasive Species Council of BC is conducting a survey on public awareness of invasive plants. The survey will be used to facilitate assessment and planning of initiatives to help control the spread of invasive plants. The survey takes approximately 10 minutes and all measures to protect the privacy of survey respondents will be undertaken.
[Photo of Himalayan Balsam, an invasive plant that takes over riparian and wetland areas. Photo credit: Natalie Stafl]
Last week CSISS Education and Outreach Officer, Robyn Hooper and Chair of the CSISS Board of Directors, Hamish Kassa, scoured Trout Lake for aquatic invasive plants. They were joined by the Central Kootenay Invasive Plant Council’s Aquatic Surveyor Chris Harkness and summer field assistant, who also surveyed smaller surrounding lakes. Much to their relief, they only encountered native vegetation. Let’s keep it that way! Always Clean, Drain, and Dry your boat to help keep our lakes and rivers pristine! For more information visit:
CSISS is partnering with Shuswap Trail Alliance and White Lake Stewardship Group for a fun, active trail maintenance day, including clearing invasive species! Bring your work clothes/boots, water and snacks. Lunch will be provided.
We will meet at the White Lake Bike Park (otherwise know as John Evdokimoff Park) for the 8:30 start.
Please RSVP with Facebook invite: https://www.facebook.com/events/679657405455705/ or email outreach@columbiashuswapin
Directions: Approx 9.3 km east of Sorrento on Hwy 1 at the Balmoral Rd junction, White Lake Rd forms a loop, returning to Hwy 1 at Carlin 4 km farther east, approx 20 km west of Salmon Arm. Watch for the Bike Park sign just before the Parri Rd intersection at the west end of White Lake.
For more information, email: outreach@columbiashuswapin