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

Did you figure out this week’s “I Spy”? If you didn’t, don’t worry because this one was a tricky one. Hopefully, you haven’t seen this one around the Sea to Sky Corridor, because there’s been only one known sighting in Whistler and three in all of British Columbia. Flowering Rush is an invasive species thought

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

Thanks for the click! Did you figure out this week’s “I Spy in the Sea to Sky…”? Chances are, that if you’ve floated down the River of Golden Dreams in a canoe, or in an orange Explorer 200, you’ve seen this invasive species, but never thought anything of it. Yellow Flag Iris is an invasive

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

Did you guess this monster of a plant? For us here at SSISC, Giant Hogweed is the perfect example of why we refer to invasive species as “aliens”. With its imposing height and the potential harmful effects its sap can have on us, it comes as no surprise as to why we want to get

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

Were you able to guess this “berry” delicious invasive species? If not, don’t worry about it because there are A LOT of people that don’t realize that the Himalayan Blackberry is actually an invasive species. It can be found everywhere in the Sea to Sky Corridor and is a relative of the Trailing blackberry and

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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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