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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 »

Participate in Spotter’s Network Workshops

Who can Participate in Spotter's Network Workshops?

Spotter’s Network Workshops benefit community organizations that are interested in gaining knowledge of invasive plants. These workshops are designed for a variety of groups, including:

  • Non-profit societies and charities
  • Outdoor recreation clubs
  • 4-H clubs
  • Girl Guides, Scouts, and Cadets
  • Community sports teams/groups
  • Equestrian clubs
  • Farmers and ranchers
  • Gardening and landscaping clubs
  • Environmental stewardship groups
  • Recreational property owners
  • School groups

If you have a basic understanding of invasive plants, horticulture, forestry or ranching, you are welcome to deliver this workshop on your own behalf; however, we strongly encourage you to contact your regional organization for direction and support to help you get started.

Your regional organization specializes in local invasive species management, and can assist you to customize the PowerPoint presentation to suit your needs and that of the group. In most circumstances, regional coordinators will host Spotter’s Network workshops.