Kids, adults join forces to uproot noxious alien invaders in the Greenbelt

About 50 people, including kids enrolled in the Friends of Mount Revelstoke & Glacier's Junior Naturalists program, Community Connections and the North Columbia Environmental Society formed an alliance Wednesday to beat back the alien invaders that had taken root in the Illecillewaet Greenbelt. They split their forces to tackle two distinct invaders. On the left you can see one group that was uprooting spotted knapweed. On the right Sarah Newton and Frank Huyler examine a healthy example of spotted knapweed. David F. Rooney photo
CSRD Noxious Weed expert Paul Goodkey (second from the left) talks with Frank Huyler as kids scour the meadow for spotted knapweed and the other nasty invader — blue weed. Goodkey found a very healthy example of blue weed that he was about to drop in Josh Larsen's trash bag. David F. Rooney photo