The Invasive Species Council of BC (ISCBC) is partnering with aquatic stewardship groups throughout the Province to pilot newly designed CDD signs at waterfront locations in 2019. Through these partnerships, we will promote and foster increased support and education for the prevention of aquatic invasive species, including invasive mussels, to BC. We welcome interested organizations to submit an application to be a partner in the pilot of CDD signage. Approved partners will be required to obtain approval for the posting of waterfront signs from the appropriate jurisdiction. Approved CDD Signage Partners will be asked to complete a formal Partnership Agreement.
What’s involved in being a partner?
The main responsibilities of being a partner are:
- Determining the appropriate location(s) for signage where there is no current clean drain dry signage already in place,
- Obtaining permission from the appropriate jurisdictions for sign installation
- Installing the signs provided
- Completing the final Signage Report using a template we will provide
Who pays for the sign?
The signs are provided to approved partners free of charge.
Who pays for the sign installation?
Partners are expected to cover the costs of installing the signs and ensuring that the installation (e.g., wooden posts vs. metal, distance from the shoreline etc.) adheres to the rules and regulations of the site jurisdiction.
What do the signs look like?
The signs are currently being professionally designed with input from key stakeholders. Examples of the draft signs can be provided to potential partners by email.
How many signs can we apply for?
You can apply for a variety of signs at different sites where there are no existing Clean Drain Dry signs.
How many signs could we receive?
The allocation of signs will be determined following the March 25 deadline and the review of all applications. Partners and signage quantities will be determined from all submitted applications based on priority lakes, signage needs, number of applicants, and ensuring distribution across high priority sites.
How are partners selected?
Partners will be selected from all submitted applications based on criteria which include:
- Site priority i.e. higher risk locations
- Signage needs
- Number of applicants
When will signs be provided to partners?
We anticipate signage will be distributed to partners for the 2019 season by the end of April.
Are you providing any literature for folks using the site?
Yes. As new resources are designed (e.g., rack cards, decals, etc.), ISCBC will supply resources free of cost to approved partners to distribute to their members or to the public.
Apply to be a CDD BC Pilot Signage Partner.
Please complete the following form to apply to be a CDD BC Pilot Signage Partner for the 2019 season by March 25, 2019. After that date, applications will be reviewed for the 2020 season. A member of the ISCBC team will be in contact regarding the status of your application.