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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 »

Frequently Asked Questions

Q - How long is a weed pull event?
A - Four hours.

Q - How many people need to participate?
A - Ten is the minimum number of volunteers required.

Q - Can our community group participate in more than one weed pull event?
A - Groups may participate in as many weed pulls as they wish but will be provided an honorarium for one event per year unless authorized by the ISCBC.

Q - Who do I contact to organize a weed pull event?
A - Contact your Regional Committee or the ISCBC office.

Q - Are any invasive plants poisonous? 
A - Yes, however volunteer groups will not be removing plants that cause serious injury. The regional coordinator will provide you with all of the necessary information to conduct a safe weed pull event.

Q - Where can I find more information about invasive plants?
A - There are several online sources available to you: