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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 »

Regional Committees & Weed Pulls

Communities Pulling Together invasive plant pulls need to be coordinated between the participating volunteer group and respective regional invasive plant committee. Please refer to the committee responsibilities below. Regional Committees that take part in weed pull events will receive a $200 stipend.

Steps to Hosting a Weed Pull Event

  1. Ensure the volunteer group meets event criteria
  2. Select the site; 
  3. Arrange plant disposal; 
  4. Supply garbage bags, gloves, and refreshments for participants; 
  5. Provide information on how to identify and remove invasive plants; 
  6. Supervise the event to ensure all plants are removed correctly; 
  7. Enter the invasive plant information into the IAPP program
  8. Complete and submit CPT Weed Pull Report, invoice, and volunteer evaluation forms.