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Peace River Regional District puts invasive daisies on notice

The Peace River Regional District (PRRD) is putting invasive daisies on notice! These white petalled, yellow-centered daisy flowers are the PRRD’s most wanted invasive plants in 2018! Read more and listen to the invasive daisy jingles.

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Gail Wallin Spreads the Word about BC’s Invasives

Local Invasive Species. From fire ants to knotweed - Gail Wallin, executive director of the Invasive Species Council of BC joins Breakfast Television in Vancouver's Riaz Meghji to look at five invasive species having an impact on local ecosystems and explains what you can do about it.

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B.C. lake infested with hundreds of goldfish just months after pets released into wild

CBC News, Cory Correia, August 15, 2018 - BRITISH COLUMBIA. B.C. lake infested with hundreds of goldfish just months after pets released into wild. Some goldfish in Pinecrest Lake are now as large as 13 centimetres, says invasive species expert. Residents of a small B.C. lakeside community say they're dealing with a goldfish infestation after someone dumped their unwanted pets in the water.

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Fight against invasive species continues on Seymour Lake

Smithers Interior News, Cassidy Muir, Aug. 23, 2018 - SMITHERS. Fight against invasive species continues on Seymour Lake; Yellow floating heart continues to spread quickly. The recent heat wave in the Bulkley Valley has sent residents flocking to the water to cool off. Anyone who’s found relief at Seymour Lake in Smithers may have noticed a sign warning them about yellow floating heart.

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Invasive Mussel Defence Program Spring 2018 Status Report

The first status report for the 2018 season of the BC Invasive Mussel Defence Program for the period of March 1 to May 31, 2018 is now available.

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Invasive plant species for sale in Kootenay region - Warning issued by watchdog council

Nelson Star, Jun. 29, 2018 - NELSON. Invasive plant species for sale in Kootenay region. Warning issued by watchdog council. With the warm weather favouring B.C.’s backyard and water garden enthusiasts, the Invasive Species Council of BC (ISCBC) and the Central Kootenay Invasive Species Society (CKISS) are reminding the public to be careful when selecting plants for their ponds and gardens.

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100 Mile Elementary students pull weeds from Centennial Park

100 Mile Free Press, June 21, 2018 - 100 MILE HOUSE. 100 Mile Elementary students pull weeds from Centennial Park. "We try to get the kids out as much as possible". The weed pull was part of an educational workshop run by members of the Invasive Species Council of B.C (ISC). Shanon McConnell, the ISC 100 Mile team lead, said it’s important to teach kids about invasive species and how to control them. “Invasive species come in and they essentially push out all the native vegetation, and that can be detrimental to the local ecosystem,” said McConnell.

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Pitt River kids win BC’s Invasive Species Photo Contest

News 1130, Kayla Butler, June 11, 2018 - PITT RIVER. A group of grade eight kids is excited that hard work pays off, as the class from Pitt River Middle School is the winner of BC’s “What’s In Your Back Yard?” Invasive Species Photo contest. The province-wide contest is part of Invasive Species Action Month (May) and it’s specifically targeted to youth to get them involved in something important that they can take into their future. 

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Beetle mania: Vancouver wages war against invasive pest

Vancouver Courier, Jessica Kerr, June 8, 2018. Beetle mania: Vancouver wages war against invasive pest. Spraying for Japanese beetle starts Sunday. The war against the Japanese beetle is on. The city started spraying parks and public property in the False Creek area on June 5, starting with the lawn next to Roundhouse Community Centre.

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Brian Minter: Japanese beetle invasion a serious threat to Vancouver

Vancouver Sun, June 1, 2018 - VANCOUVER. Brian Minter: Japanese beetle invasion a serious threat to Vancouver. It will take a coordinated response to eradicate the Japanese beetle that is causing a great deal of concern in the local food, ornamental plant and turf industries. 

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