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Weed of the Week – Common Burdock
Weed of the Week – Common Burdock

The Wellness Almanac, the online community almanac for Pemberton, Lil’wat, SLRD Area C and N’Quatqua, partnered with SSISC this spring to showcase one invasive plant each week for 5 weeks. This week’s weed is Common Burdock, an invasive plant that is distinguishable by the burrs produced during its flowering stage. Find out how to remove this

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Weed of the Week – Canada Thistle
Weed of the Week – Canada Thistle

  Our first Weed of the Week is Canada Thistle, an invasive plant that is not actually from our home soil, despite what the name may delineate. Click on over to the Wellness Almanac, to learn more about how this species from the Eastern Mediterranean has been wreaking havoc in the Sea to Sky and

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Is Your Garden Free of Invasive Plants?
Is Your Garden Free of Invasive Plants?

When you go to plant some new additions to your garden this spring, please inspect your garden for any invasive plants. Our very own Education and Outreach Coordinator, Claude-Anne Godbout Gauthier recently published an article in both the Lions Bay Newsletter and the Wellness Almanac, which highlights the importance of being a responsible gardener.

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Pemberton’s 5 Worst Weeds
Pemberton’s 5 Worst Weeds

The Winds of Change, the Community Almanach from Pemberton, Lil’wat, SLRD Area C and N’Quatqua, recently published an article about Pemberton’ 5 Worst Weeds. Lisa Richardson, the author, frames the fight against invasive species in the context of reconciliation and decolonization: “Tackling Invasive Species, which I now see can be a gesture of reconciliation, helping

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The Aliens Among Us

The Aliens Among Us – How Invasive Species are Transforming the Planet and Ourselves Local author, Leslie Anthony has spent his fair share of time with us at SSISC and various other invasive species managers around the country – and the resulting book is “a thoughtful, accessible look at the rapidly growing issue of invasive plants,

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