Welcome & News Blog
Wondering what we have been up to? Which invasive species you could be on the look-out for? Where you might have seen the SSISC field crews out and about this summer? All of this can be found in our Fall Newsletter! We crammed it full of photos this time, so take a look!
Would you know a European Fire Ant colony if you saw one? Chances are you would be able to tell fairly quickly if you sat on one. Read through our new Alert sheet about European Fire Ants to find out why! These ants have not appeared in the Sea to Sky region quite yet but have been causing lots of trouble to landowners in the lower mainland and Fraser valley. Find out all you can about them so that you can help spot them early if they do arrive in the Sea to Sky, and prevent further invasion!
Have you spotted the Invasive Goldfish in Whistler's Millar's pond or Alta Lake? To find out more about how they got there, how they are impacting the local ecosystem, and how there are plans to remove them, check out our article in this week's Pique Newsmagazine!
For all news SSISC related, have a look at our July 2016 Newsletter. This is the busiest time of year for us, and we have lots of great programs up and running!
We would like to send a big thank you to the Community Foundation of Whistler for their continued financial support towards on-the-ground inventory, control, and monitoring of invasive species, as well as our Education, Outreach, and Training programs. Thanks #CFOW! Our Sea to Sky ecosystems would be a very different place without you! #invasivespecies #bcinvasives
May is Invasive Species Action Month in BC, and it is a great time to get to know our local invasive plants a little better. It is as easy as playing "I Spy" as you drive up and down the highway. Many invasives are super obvious as they flower throughout the season, and easy to spot in particular areas. To learn more, check out these I Spy hints in the Whistler Question:
Week #1: Yellow Lamium
Week #2: Japanese Knotweed
Week #3: Scotch Broom
Week #4: Yellow Flag Iris
Want to know what we've been up to all year? Take a look at our 2015 Annual Report. It is a condensed, easy to read version of all our programs and projects. We'll be talking about all of this at our Spring Meeting and AGM April 20th 10am-12pm at the Pemberton Community Centre. Everyone is welcome and it is a great way to find out how you can help! We also have a guest speaker from SFU who will be sharing his knowledge of invasive Bull Frogs with us. See the spring meeting agenda here.
Want to join the SSISC team?
We are currently hiring for multiple positions.
Please apply by emailing your cover letter and resume
(as one single PDF document) to
SSISC's Executive Director, Clare Greenberg firstname.lastname@example.org
by 5pm Friday April 8th, 2016.