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 and 2020. 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 application 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 in fall 2019 for the 2020 season.
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.
Current Signage Partners
The following organizations across BC are CDD Pilot Signage Partners:
- Capital Regional District
- Central Kootenay Invasive Species Society
- City of Richmond
- Coal Harbour Marina
- Coastal Invasive Species Council
- Columbia Shuswap Invasive Species Society
- Cultus Lake Aquatic Stewardship Strategy
- District of Mission
- District of Sicamous
- East Kootenay Invasive Species Council
- Fraser Basin Council Society / Shuswap Watershed Council
- Fraser Valley Invasive Species Society
- Friends of Kootenay Lake Stewardship Society
- Friends of Tod Creek Watershed
- Green Lake Area Ratepayers Association
- Kelowna Yacht Club
- Lake Country Sail & Paddle
- Lake Windermere Ambassadors
- Lakeshore Resort & Campground
- Lillooet Regional Invasive Species Society
- Lions Gate Marina
- Little River Boatworld
- Moberly Lake Community Association
- Nechako Environment and Water Stewardship Society - NEWSS
- Norman lake community association
- Osoyoos Cottages Marina Committee
- Royal Victoria Yacht Club
- Seymour Lake Conservation Society
- Spruce City Wildlife Association
- Squamish Harbour Authority
- Tl'azt'en Nation
- Upper Nicola Indian Band
- Vancouver Fraser Port Authority
- Village of Harrison Hot Springs
- Woodbury Resort
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 2020 season by August 23, 2019. After that date, applications will be reviewed for potential future seasons. A member of the ISCBC team will be in contact regarding the status of your application.