News from ISCBC

Stay informed with ISC news releases and announcements.

Report sightings of European green crab

Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) is asking the public to report any possible sightings of European green crab (Carcinus maenas), one of the world’s top ten invasive species.

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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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Invasive Species Council of Nova Scotia launches

ISCBC is pleased to recognize and celebrate our newest provincial partner, the Invasive Species Council of Nova Scotia!

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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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ISCBC’s Japanese beetle outreach team in action

As you may know, the Japanese beetle made its unwelcome arrival in Vancouver, BC in summer 2017. Since then ISCBC has been working with a group of partners to help stop its spread and eradicate the Japanese beetle.  

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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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ISCBC’s Youth Summit 2020 videos now available online

ISCBC's Youth Summit 2020 was held virtually on May 1 and 2. This amazing event is now packaged into an online series!

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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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The Lalani Family from Burnaby Wins WIMBY 2020 Contest

June 5, 2020 - To mark Invasive Species Action Month, ISCBC held the What’s in my Backyard Youth Photo Contest throughout the month of May for the third consecutive year. Youth groups, classes and families across BC were challenged to spot and photograph as many invasive species in their yard or local area as possible. In total, 35 teams from 23 municipalities across the province submitted over 390 photos of invasive species. Read more.

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Father’s Day boaters reminded to always Clean, Drain and Dry to protect BC’s waters from invasive species

Fishing and boating season is about to kick into high gear in BC. With Father’s Day approaching, anglers and boaters are reminded that they should always Clean, Drain and Dry their boats and gear to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species.

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