Can you believe it’s already the beginning of September? The Field Program is carrying on throughout the Fall in a limited capacity, as some of our staff have returned to school (more on that below), but the crew sure was busy in August! Let’s take a moment and see what exactly SSISC’s hard-working field crew has been up to.
Earlier in the month, Austin and Erin spent some time in the Squamish Estuary mechanically removing Purple Loosestrife. We’ve seen worse workplaces, haven’t you? Find more details over at our Instagram account!
The Field Crew also went on a road trip! Emily, Erin and Ardis headed up Chance Creek FSR to treat invasive plants that had made their way there via contaminated soil. Learn more about their experience from our Instagram post, and check out Digsmart to learn more about the transport of invasives in soil and on machinery.
When the Field Crew surveys an area and finds less invasives than expected, it’s reason to celebrate! This was Erin and Ardis’ experience in the Squamish Smoke Bluffs a few weeks ago. How happy does Ardis look? Learn more on this Instagram post.
Towards the end of August we sadly had to say our goodbyes to half of the Field Crew, as they had to return to school. We are thankful for all their help this summer – they brought so much energy, enthusiasm and humour to the job! Don’t they make great plant super heroes, with their PPE and their capes?