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I Spy in the Sea to Sky…
I Spy in the Sea to Sky…

Yellow Lamium (or Yellow archangel) is often sold in hanging baskets or planters because it spreads fast, is shade-tolerant, and has attractive looking leaves. Buyers beware, this plant will spread out of your baskets and along the ground, creeping into nearby forests and throughout your yard. Lamium sends down roots every few inches, and re-grows easily after

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Teamwork Makes the Dream Work
Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

We want to thank the Squamish Environmental Society and the Coast Mountain Academy students for their help in removing English Ivy from a wooded area near McGee Rd., in Squamish. We couldn’t have done it without you all! We also want to congratulate the students who won our content and pulled the longest piece of

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I Spy in the Sea to Sky…
I Spy in the Sea to Sky…

Scotch Broom is an invasive species in the Sea to Sky which begins flowering around now. Its abundant bright yellow pea-like flowers and large bushy appearance, and woody stems make it easy to spot along the highway between Lions Bay and Squamish. Scotch Broom grows rapidly in disturbed soil and produces up to 3500 seed

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Gates Lake Weed Pull
Gates Lake Weed Pull

SSISC is excited to be partnering with the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District for the first community weed pull at Gates Lake Park, on May 25 starting at 10am! Come join us and help rid the park of invasive Common Burdock. Dress for the weather and bring gardening gloves if you have them; a light snack and

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Raise a Glass!
Raise a Glass!

We dislike invasives, but we like a tasty beverage and LOVE supporting a good cause! If you feel the same, then we would like to invite you to come raise a glass to SSISC at Northyards Cider Co., on May 21! SSISC partnered with Northyards Cider Co. and on Tuesday May 21, $1 of every

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Meet the SSISC Board
Meet the SSISC Board

We held a routine board meeting last week and lo and behold, we managed to snap a picture of the entire SSISC Board of Directors! They historically have been skittish creatures that would prefer to operate behind the camera than in front of it. In the back row, we have Leslie Anthony (director), Edith Tobe

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Thank you Community Foundation of Whistler!
Thank you Community Foundation of Whistler!

Thanks to the generous support of the Community Foundation of Whistler, eco tourism guides from Backroads Whistler, Eco Tours, and the Whistler Sailing Association became Yellow Flag Iris Patrollers this summer. With extra eyes on the water, these invasive plants can be spotted and reported to us before they manifest into large infestations and become difficult

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