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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

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

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

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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 »

Parrot’s Feather Webinar - Apr 19

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.

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