Election of 2016 Directors
The following individuals make up the SIWMC Board for 2016-2017 year;
- Paul Devick
- Laila Salm
- Dennis Labrie
- Donna Olsen
- Krista Barton
- Dwayne Paradis
- Brian Parke
- Joe Gardner
The 2016 Annual General Meeting will be held at 10am on April 19th at the Ministry of Highways office is Kamloops.
More details to follow including guest speaker and election of officers. Join us to here about the 2015 field season as well as our 2016 Strategic Plan and Partnerships.
Dr. Len Ritter presents on
Understanding the Issues and Resolving the Controversies in Pesticide Use
Len is currently Professor Emeritus of Toxicology in the School of Environmental Sciences at the University of Guelph. He chaired the Lindane Board of Review on behalf of the Minister of Health; the Pest Management Regulatory Agency 2,4-D Science Advisory Panel; the Agriculture and Agri Food Canada Science Advisory Board; the Council of Canadian Academies Expert Panel on Integrated Toxicity Testing of Pesticides, and; the Ontario Independent Fact Finding Panel on 2,4,5-T. Len also serves on the
NEWS AND ARTICLES
Goats Used To Fight Invasive Species In The BC Interior
The BC Ministry of Transportation has a new weapon in its fight against invasive plant species - goats (CBC News British Columbia). Visit the website.
Aliens Among US: BC's Recent Plant and Animal Arrivals
The Royal BC Museum has an excellent resource for identifying invasive species of plants and animals. They also feature a easy method to report the sighting of invasive species. Visit the Royal BC Museum website.
SSISC receives $29K grant
The provincial government is providing $29,300 to the Sea to Sky Invasive Species Council (SSISC) to control the spread of invasive plants, West Vancouver-Sea to Sky MLA Joan McIntyre announced last week. Click here to read this article.
How To Be Aware Of Invasive Plants As You Plan Your Garden
The Mother Nature Network has a good article on how to avoid planting invasive species in your garden. Check out the article here website.
INVASIVE SPECIES MAY HARM NATIVE GRASSLANDS BY CHANGING SOIL COMPOSITION)
According to a study in the journal Invasive Plant Science and Management, when invasive plants spread, they can leave behind a "legacy" of alteration in the native soils. Click here to read this article.