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Japanese beetle is in Vancouver

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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 »

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 »

Become a Clean Drain Dry Ambassador

Team up to take down invasive species!

Become a Clean Drain Dry Ambassador and help spread the word.

ISCBC's Clean Drain Dry Program is designed to prevent the introduction and spread of aquatic invasive species. Clean Drain Dry encourages responsible behaviour among boaters and outdoor recreationists to 'clean drain dry' all boats and equipment before entering or leaving a water body. BC has an incredible wealth of lakes, rivers, streams and wetlands – you can do your part to protect them from aquatic invasive species, and help protect BC’s environment, society and economy. 

We invite you to become a Clean Drain Dry Ambassador and help deliver the 'clean drain dry' message in your area, thereby changing behaviour across BC. By joining with other ambassadors in BC, the power of one becomes the power of many. 

You can become a Clean Drain Dry Ambassador in a few easy steps: 

STEP 1: Review the 2016 Changing Behaviour Ambassador Program document 
The 2016 Changing Behaviour Ambassador Program document contains all the information needed to become a Clean Drain Dry Ambassador, including an overview of key roles, collecting commitments, available resources, free webinars and reporting tools. If you have been a CDD Ambassador in the past, you will notice some changes to the program this year, as the ISCBC has updated the program to reflect the needs of all partners. Anyone in your organization who will be handling/conveying 'Clean Drain Dry' messaging, resources and data/commitment collection should review the package and webinars to ensure that the delivered CDD messaging is consistent across BC.

STEP 2: Express your interest
Contact our Aquatics Manager, Sue Staniforth, to express your interest in the Clean Drain Dry program. We will work with you to help support your goals and needs.

STEP 3: Complete training
Online webinar program training is provided for anyone who wishes to partake in program delivery; however, it is not considered an annual Ambassador requirement, provided the training has already been completed. For any new staff (seasonal or otherwise) that will be delivering any of the Changing Behaviour messaging, it is expected that they will complete webinar training prior to delivery. 

STEP 4: Resources
Clean Drain Dry resources available from this website and/or are free for downloading and printing:
•    AIS Rack Card ($0.20 each)
•    AIS Wallet Card ($0.25 each)
•    Wallet Pouches ($2.00 each)

If you have questions or feedback to provide, please don't hesitate to contact Sue Staniforth: | (250) 655-6300

Thank you for partnering with ISCBC – Together we are making a difference!