Events & Volunteer Opportunities

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Volunteer with SSISC

Interested in volunteering with us? We’d love to have you!

Whistler

Banish Burdock is back for 2024 and it’s better than ever!

Over the past few years, our volunteers have made tremendous progress in battling Burdock along the Valley Trail, but we are not done yet! We have added some additional trail segments and patches on public land, so we need your help to… Banish Burdock!

  • Help stop the spread of invasive species
  • Keep your pets bur-free
  • Get a little fresh air

What’s not to love?

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Other communities

We are currently in the process of fleshing out our volunteer strategy, but we want to hear from you, and we’ll be in touch soon.

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Crab Team

Crab Team is back in 2024! We will be sampling for European Green Crab in Howe Sound with a team of 16 volunteers this summer.

Applications to volunteer are now closed for 2024, but you can learn more about the program on the Crab Team page.

Community Weed Pulls

Community weed pulls run during the summer season at various locations throughout the corridor. Everyone is invited to come out and help us tackle specific invasive species infestations. It is a great way to get some exercise, get to know your neighbours, and help the environment at the same time.

All tools, gloves, and snacks are provided. Just bring yourself and your energy! Upcoming events are posted below. Sign up for our newsletter to stay current on all events.

 

Summer 2022 Weed Pulls Hosted in the Community

  • Whistler Adopt-a-Trail
  • Squamish Scouts Weed Pull at Coho Park
  • Pemberton Scouts Weed Pull at Staehli Park
  • Squamish Elementary School Weed Pull, with Ms. Keller’s grade 2-3 class
  • Howe Sound Secondary School Weed Pull, with Ms. Cormack’s grade 11-12 class
  • Garibaldi Highlands Elementary School Weed Pull, with Ms. Barlas’s grade 1-2 class
  • Ecole La Vallee Weed Pulls (all grades)
  • Coast Mountain Academy Service Day Weed Pull (grades 7-9)
  • Conservation Corner Weed Pull on the Little Stawamus Chief Dyke, hosted by the Squamish River Watershed Society
  • Himalayan Balsam clean-up, in collaboration with The Road Less Traveled
  • In The Wild Woods Fair community celebration and weed pull, hosted by The Wilder

Summer 2021 Weed Pulls Hosted In the Community

  • 19 Mile Neighbourhood Clean-Up (summary by Mathew Peake, Hammer Roasting)
  • BC Rivers Day Celebration and Weed Pull, hosted by the Squamish River Watershed Society
  • Ecole les Aiglons Discovery Trail Clean-Up, made possible by Mme. Antoniazzi’s grade 3-4 class
  • Whistler Secondary Valley Trail Clean-Up, in collaboration with Mr. Kung’s grade 9 class.

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Outreach Events

When not in the midst of a pandemic, you can often find us hosting outreach tables at community events such as:

  • Squamish, Whistler and Pemberton Farmer’s Markets
  • Community Invasive Species Information Sessions
  • Squamish River Watershed Society Field Days
  • Invasive Species Week
  • BC Rivers Day
  • Crafty By Nature
  • Brackendale Fall Fair
  • BioBlitz
  • EnviroFest
  • Earth Day

If you’re interested in volunteering at one of our events, contact us for details.

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Invader Eliminator Toolkit

No events happening near you? This is your sign to be the coolest person in your community… and host your own! We’ve made it dangerously easy to host your own weed pull with our nifty Invader Eliminator Toolkit!

Make sure you tag us on any social content related to your community weed pull. We love to highlight invasive-free heroes!