Tackling Aquatic Invasive Parrot's Feather in British Columbia
This talk will explore the issue of the aquatic invasive Parrot's Feather in Richmond, BC and the efforts to tackle this aquarium plant when it is let loose in our waterways.
Date: Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Time: 12 pm - 1 pm PDT
Host: Taryn Hesketh, Environmental Coordinator, City of Richmond
Description: Parrot’s Feather is an aquatic invasive plant likely introduced to Richmond’s waterways by the act of dumping an unwanted aquarium. This presentation will provide an overview of this species identification, how it spreads and the issues it has posed for Richmond’s waterways. Also, this presentation will discuss successes and challenges of applied trials in an effort to control this invasive species and best management practices the City has implemented for their operations crews working within and around Parrot’s Feather.
Audience: We encourage anyone involved or interested in invasive species management to participate—everyone is welcome! This webinar may be of particular interest to municipalities, aquarium owners, water stewardship groups, wildlife conservationists, researchers and concerned members of the general public.
Host Bio: Taryn holds a degree in Environmental Geography and has experience in riparian restoration, invasive species and integrated pest management. She currently works for the City of Richmond managing the City’s Enhanced Pesticide Management Program and the Invasive Species Action Plan.
Join the webinar as a guest by following this link: https://bcinvasives.adobeconnect.com/parrotsfeather/