Welcome & News Blog
SSISC is hiring for Summer 2017! Want to join our team?
**deadline extended until Thursday April 6th**
We are hiring for the following seasonal positions:
Invasive Species Crew Member (pdf )
Invasive Species Crew Member (Student) x 3 (pdf )
Invasive Species Crew Member (Internship) (pdf )
Education & Outreach Assistant (Student) (pdf )
Admin Assistant (part-time) (pdf )
If you think you'd be a great fit, we'd love to hear from you!
- Please download the job descriptions (links to PDFs above), and read the eligibility & requirements of the position before preparing your application.
- Email your resume & cover letter explaining HOW you meet the requirements, as one single PDF file TO: Clare Greenberg, Executive Director - firstname.lastname@example.org
Join us at the Whistler Library on April 18th to hear about emerging invasive species issues in the Sea to Sky corridor. We have a great line up of guest speakers who will be sharing information about Red-eared slider turtles, invasive mussels, and soil as a vector of spread for invasives. Draft agenda available here .
We are also actively seeking nominations for qualified individuals to join our board of directors. We are particularly looking for individuals with accounting, finance, policy or legal experience to help us navigate our current phase of growth. If you or someone you know is interested in finding out more, please contact Clare Greenberg, SSISC's Executive Director at email@example.com or on 604-698-8334.
Looking forward to seeing you at the forum!
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