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May is BC Invasive Species Action Month! learn more »

100 Positive Actions in 1 Day

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Webinar Recording

Calling all gardeners - watch the Bringing Back the Natives Garden Tour webinar.recording learn more »

June 27 Webinar

e-Learning for Realtors and Landscape Architects learn more »

Courses across BC March - May 2018

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Watch the recording

Learn about the potential economic impacts of a new BC invasion learn more »

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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 »

100in1Day 2018 Williams Lake - May Events and June 2 Festival

100in1Day 2018 Williams Lake

100in1Day is back in Canada for its biggest year yet! 100in1Day is part of a global initiative to inspire communities to activate 100 resident-led innovative ideas in one day to make their city a better place to live! This year, 12 cities across Canada have been selected, each bringing a unique set of ideas to create change. 100in1Day Williams Lake is led by the Invasive Species Council of BC (ISCBC), and will focus on keeping Williams Lake biodiversity vibrant and healthy by stopping invasive species in their tracks!

How You Can Participate

ISCBC is looking for citizen leaders and volunteers to develop invasive species interventions around Williams Lake! 100in1Day is centered around community involvement, we need your vision to help combat invasive species! Want to create a knapweed mural, organise a weed pull or plant Plantwise bee friendly alternatives! Join us for any of the events leading up to the festival and for 100in1Day Williams Lake June 2nd! Read more and get inspired at https://www.100in1day.ca/

Events leading up to 100in1Day Williams Lake

May 3, 2018 - 100in1Day Event Generation

Time: 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm 
Location: Central Cariboo Arts Centre
About: Want to lead an initiative or develop your own? Join us to gain funding and support or to become a volunteer.

May 17, 2018 - 100in1Day Plant ID Workshop

Time: 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Location: Central Cariboo Arts Centre
About: Find out some of the invasive species in the community and how you can get rid of them!

May 19, 2018 - Potato House Garden Party

Time; 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location: Potato House
About: Join us at the Potato House for some live music, famous Potato House Rhubarb juice and to showcase the area to be planted with native Grow-Me-Instead flowers!

May 20, 2018 - Mountain Bike Ride and River Raft Ride

Bike Ride Time: 9:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: Xat’sull Heritage Village
Raft Ride Time: 12:00 pm onwards 
Location: River Valley Trail Ride
About: Come out for the 2018 Bicycle Festival! There will be a traditional feast at Xat’sull Heritage Village and mountain biking on the new trails built by the Xat’sull First Nations Band. Afterward grab your bike and jump on a raft to float down the Fraser River to the River Valley Trail. Grab an identification carabiner before your float to bring as you bike the River Valley Trail. Rumour has it you can’t cross a bridge without answering skill testing questions!

May 21, 2018 - Bicycle Festival 2018 Road Bike Ride

Time: 10:00 am
Location: 150 Mile School House
About: Join the Cariboo Chilcotin Conservation Society for a bike ride from the 150 Old School House along the Mountain House Road to the Tourism Discovery Centre. Grab Invasive Plant ID Carabiners and take a break along the trail when you spot an ISCBC logo to learn about the invasive species below!

May 26, 2018 - Station House Gallery Lilac Festival

Time: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location: The Station House
About: Follow the fragrant scent of lilacs to the Station House Gallery to learn about Grow-Me-Instead options and how to get involved with 100in1Day

May 31, 2018 - 100in1Day Volunteer Finale

Time: 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Location: Central Cariboo Arts Centre 
About: The last planning session to tie up loose ends and prepare for the big day!

June 2, 2018 - 100in1Day Williams Lake

Location: The main festival will be held at the River Valley Trailhead (the parking lot access near 395 Mackenzie Avenue North, Williams Lake; below the cemetery), with other interventions taking place across Williams Lake.

About: On June 2, there will be a Weed Pull, Bike Wash, Grow-Me -Instead Giveaways, Identification Station, a Kids Funky Basket booth, Native Flower Garden at the Potato House with more activities underway!

Call for Volunteers and Sponsors

Please complete the form below if you are interested in volunteering, leading or sponsoring an initiative for 100in1Day Williams Lake!

For more information: contact Camille at outreach@bcinvasives.ca

100in1Day 2018 Williams Lake Festival Volunteer and Sponsor Expression of Interest



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