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Parrot's Feather

A popular aquatic garden plant that spreads with water currents, animals, boats/trailers and fishing gear. Dense stands can stagnate water, and increase breeding grounds for mosquitoes learn more »

Zebra/Quagga Mussels

These tiny freshwater mussels clog drains, damage infrastructure, and are very costly to control/eradicate learn more »

Giant Hogweed

A towering toxic invasive plant with WorkSafe BC regulations learn more »

European Fire Ant

A tiny ant with a toxic sting learn more »

Purple Loosestrife

An aggressive wetland invader that threatens plant and animal diversity learn more »

Orange Hawkweed

Also yellow, these invasive plants replace native vegetation along roadsides, and threaten areas not yet reforested learn more »

Japanese Knotweed

Grows aggressively through concrete, impacting roads and house foundations learn more »

Spotted Knapweed

A single plant spreads rapidly with up to 140,000 seeds per square metre learn more »

Scotch Broom

An evergreen shrub that invades rangelands, replaces forage plants, causes allergies in people, and is a serious competitor to conifer seedlings learn more »

Invaders of the Coast Talk & Walk - Sep 22, 2017

Join the Metchosin Talk and Walk FREE Workshop on Yellow Flag Iris Removal 

TALK Friday Sept 22 at 7:00 pm

Venue: Metchosin Municipal Hall 4450 Happy Valley Rd

WALK Saturday Sept 23 at 10:00 am

Venue: Metchosin Farm 542 Wootton Rd (~2 hours)

Do you struggle with invasive plants on your land? From Farms to Backyards: This talk covers invasive plants and how to deal with them.

Don Hare from the Coastal Invasive Species Committee and Sue Staniforth with the Invasive Species Council of BC will present the latest research highlighting potential new removal strategies for invasive plants focusing on Yellow Flag Iris. This talk is followed by a workshop and demonstration (hands-on optional) on Saturday at the local Metchosin Farm demonstrating how to effectively remove Yellow Flag Iris. Get first-hand experience and training! Speakers welcome your questions and concerns about other problem invasive plant species as well. No experience needed! Beginners welcome. 

Brought to you by Habitat Acquisition Trust Good Neighbours Metchosin Shoreline Program.Visit the HAT website for more information or if you have any questions.

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