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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 »

Community Weed Pulls

The Communities Pulling Together program enables stewardship organizations and volunteers to learn about and remove local invasive plants. Participants gain hands-on experience by helping to remove an invasive plant infestation in their community. Stewardship groups that successfully complete a weed pull event receive a *$200 honorarium.

*Honorariums are based on availability of funding and go directly to the stewardship group/organization.

Volunteer groups must meet the following criteria in order to participate:

  • Liability insurance ($2 million) in place prior to event
  • Work with regional committee to identify infestation sites 
  • Minimum of 10 volunteers 
  • Appropriate weed disposal organized 
  • Appropriate clothing (long pants/shirts, closed toe shoes) 
  • First Aid Kit 
  • One adult for every five children participating 
  • Pickup Truck (if possible) 
  • Commit to four hours of weed pulling 

If you meet the above criteria, please contact the ISCBC office at 1-888-933-3722 to register your weed pull event.

Further information:

Volunteer Groups

Any volunteer group, organization, school or club who meets the criteria below can participate in a Communities Pulling Together weed pull event. Groups that complete a successful weed pull event will receive a $200 honorarium.

Regional Committees & Weed Pulls

Communities Pulling Together invasive plant pulls need to be coordinated between the participating volunteer group and respective regional invasive plant committee. 

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