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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 »


The RBC Blue Water Project and the Invasive Species Council of British Columbia are working with stewardship groups and local governments to help protect watersheds across BC.  Workshops were held in Victoria and Kamloops in 2016 and are planned for the Fraser Valley, Williams Lake and Prince George in November 2017. Workshop participants share information on their current work with AIS, identify needs, challenges, and gaps, share priorities and define opportunities for collaboration. Participants will also be provided with resources to identify aquatic invasive species and prevent their introduction and spread.

RBC Blue Water Project

Watersheds and Invasive Species Workshop In partnership with the RBC Blue Water Project, the Invasive Species Council of British Columbia (ISCBC) has launched an Adopt-A-Watershed program, to support local governments, stewardship groups, First Nations and volunteers in keeping their watersheds diverse and free from invasive species. The program goals are to foster urban leadership, provide opportunities to learn about aquatic invasive species (AIS) issues, share current work, access resources, and identify priorities, challenges, and gaps. The program includes a suite of resources including education and outreach materials, webinars and online resources designed to support ...learn more