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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 »

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. Each participating group is limited to taking part in one weed pull event per year unless authorized by the ISCBC.

Criteria required to participate in a weed pull event:

  • $2 million liability insurance;
  • Support from your regional invasive species committee; 
  • Minimum of ten volunteers for four hours of weed pulling; 
  • A first aid kit; 
  • One adult for every five children; 
  • Appropriate clothing (long pants, shirts, closed toe shoes, gloves, etc.).

Steps to Participate in a Weed Pull Event

  1. Ensure that your group meets the criteria listed above. 
  2. Send your completed Volunteer Group Registration form to the ISCBC office. 
  3. Work with an ISCBC representative to coordinate Regional Committee participation.
  4. Complete the weed pull event. 
  5. Send a completed Volunteer Group Evaluation form to the ISCBC office along with a completed invoice for $200.

Contact Information

Send all correspondence by mail, email or fax to: 

  • Invasive Species Council of BC, #100 - 197 North 2nd Avenue, Williams Lake, BC V2G 1Z5 
  • Phone: 250-305-1003
  • Fax: 778-412-2248
  • Email: