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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 »

Invasives and Your Horse - Sep 20 Webinar

Title: Invasive Plants and Your Horse - What You Need to Know

Date: September 20, 2017

Time: 12 pm Pacific Time

Presenter: Nancy Spratt, Horse Council BC

Summary: Join us for a high-level look at the invasive plant species of particular interest to horse owners, from plants that threaten pasture health, to plants with potentially toxic effects on equines. Emphasis will be placed on identifying the most prevalent invasive plant species, their negative effects, and providing information portals that will allow the listener to discover a deeper look at the problem as it applies to them. 

Presenter Bio: Nancy is Horse Council BC’s Recreation Coordinator, looking out for the interests of all BC’s recreational riders, including advocacy and education for equestrians on the use of the province’s trails and public lands, and advancing the equestrian road and trail safety agenda. She publishes an “Invasive Species of the Month” in HCBC’s monthly newsletter, focusing on species of interest to horse owners.  

Register today by completing the form below. Webinar joining instructions will be sent in advance of September 20.

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