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Invasive Species Research Conference

Turning Science into Action! Co-hosted by Thompson Rivers University and the Invasive Species Council of BC. learn more »

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

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 »

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 »

Orange Hawkweed

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

Clean Drain Dry

Clean Drain Dry encourages you to 'clean drain dry' all boats and equipment to help reduce the spread of invasive plants and organisms to BC waters. Outreach staff are providing information to boaters at boat launches, and collaborating with local lakeside stewardship groups across BC to reduce the spread of invasive plants and organisms such as Eurasian watermilfoil and zebra mussels, among others. 

Boats and other watercraft are also a frequent method of invasive species entering key habitat within BC such as the province’s lakes, streams and wetlands. With jurisdictions across North America struggling with the impacts of this aquatic invasion, the need for boaters and other outdoor recreation enthusiasts to pay attention and take action is growing. 


Make your commitment today and help stop the spread of aquatic invasive species! (Enter your info in the form below) 

ISCBC asks all boaters and outdoor recreation enthusiasts to commit to following the Clean Drain Dry principles of as soon their boat or watercraft is removed from the water:

  1. CLEAN off all plant parts, animals, and mud from boat and equipment (e.g. boots, waders, fishing gear). Use a power wash station if available. 
  2. DRAIN onto land all items that can hold water (e.g. buckets, wells, bilge, and ballast). 
  3. DRY all items completely before launching into another body of water. 

Learn more - see Clean Drain Dry Webinars

Clean Drain Dry training is open to both the general public and Clean Drain Dry Ambassadors, and consists of a series of narrated presentations about aquatic invasive species and the Clean Drain Dry program. To become a Clean Drain Dry Ambassador, click here or see link below.  

Learn more about how to protect our waterways from invasive species at:

For more information about ISCBC's Clean Drain Dry program, contact Sue Staniforth, Aquatics Manager or call ISCBC 1-888-933-3722.

SUMMARY REPORTS:
Clean Drain Dry Summary Report (2013)
Clean Drain Dry Summary Report (2014)
Clean Drain Dry Summary Report (2015)

The Ministry of Environment has updated the Controlled Alien Species Regulations for BC. This report include schedules with a focus on aquatic species that ‘pose a risk to property, wildlife or wildlife habitat’- brought into force Dec. 18th, 2012.

Become a Clean Drain Dry Ambassador

Team up to take down invasive species! Become a Clean Drain Dry Ambassador and help spread the word.

Clean Drain Dry Program Background

In 2012, the Invasive Species Council of British Columbia (ISCBC) developed and implemented a provincial Clean Drain Dry (CDD) behaviour change program. 

Clean Drain Dry Commitment Form

To do my part in stopping the spread of aquatic invasive species in BC and beyond, I will clean, drain and dry my boat before entering another water body.

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