Volunteer Blog

Our youth volunteers helps to protect BC from new and spreading invasive species, by gaining expert knowledge of our local environment and ecosystem, and by taking meaningful action in the field. Check in on what ISCBC volunteers are up to!

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Volunteer Spotlight: Damian Assadi

Meet ISCBC volunteer Damian! His latest project, a video series entitled “Our One Hectare Backyard” will engage elementary students with local nature and environmental stewardship. 

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Volunteer face mask design challenge

ISCBC is challenging volunteers to use their artistic skills in the Volunteer Face Mask Design Challenge, whether digital, photography, painting or any other medium, to create an invasive species inspired design.

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Gaining job experience in invasive species management

July 21, 2020: WILLIAMS LAKE. Workers in Williams Lake, Ashcroft and Salmon Arm who were affected by mill curtailments will have the opportunity to gain skills and work in invasive species management and awareness. The Invasive Species Council of BC (ISCBC) will receive over $550,000 from the Province's Community and Employer Partnerships program (CEP) to provide on-site work experience to at least nine people in Williams Lake, Ashcroft and Salmon Arm.

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Volunteer Spotlight: Jennifer Rodriguez

Meet ISCBC youth volunteer Jennifer Rodriguez! Jennifer is passionate about restoration and remediation of natural habitats. She is helping preserve natural landscapes with her family as they identifyand pull out invasive plants from farms and recreation areas. 

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Volunteer Spotlight: Ava Arends

Ava has been volunteering with the Kamloops Youth Team since December 2019 and is devoted to preventing the spread of invasive species. See what volunteering means to her!

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Volunteer Spotlight: Lauren Letham

Lauren Letham, ISCBC volunteer from Kamloops BC, passionate about preventing the spread of invasive species.  Lauren reflects on what makes volunteering so important to her!

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It’s Giving Tuesday! Join the global giving movement with a donation to ISCBC! A gift of any amount is a valuable and appreciated contribution to our efforts to keep BC’s communities and treasured landscapes free of invasive species and allow natural ecosystems and biodiversity to thrive.

English ivy is a widely planted ornamental that arrived in North America during colonial times. Hand pulling and cutting of vines can be effective in late summer or fall, when plants are easier to remove.

Together we can protect Canada's biodiversity, habitats and landscapes. Please join us in celebrating the season of giving with a donation to ISCBC for Giving Tuesday. Your gift will support our work to ensure healthy communities and landscapes free of invasive species.

Join the webinar "Managing Zebra Mussels", hosted by Yukon Invasives Species Council, this Wednesday at noon PT. Presented by Brandice Hollier, A/Aquatic Invasive Species Project Coordinator in Riding Mountain.

Do you love BC's lakes, rivers and streams? Practice clean angling and keep wild spaces healthy by preventing the spread of invasive species. What can you do? ▪️Clean off all gear and equipment before leaving water access. ▪️Scrub off any visible material on footwear with a stiff brush. ▪️Use non-felt soled boots to further reduce the risk of spreading aquatic invasive species.

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ISCBC Volunteer Updates

ISCBC volunteer regional contest winners and how you can earn a Helly Hansen jacket through volunteering!

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