Come help rid the Greenbelt of nasty invasive plants

By David F. Rooney

The newly formed Columbia Shuswap Invasive Species Society and the North Columbia Environmental Society are leading a Community Weed Pull in the Illecillewaet Greenbelt on Friday, August 23, from 4:30 pm until 7 pm.

Everyone who values the Greenbelt and the need to preserve a wild space free of invasive species within Revelstoke’s boundaries is encouraged to come to Kovach Park and help out.

Gloves and disposal bags will be provided but you may want to wear long pants and bring your own bug spray to this battle to clear the Greenbelt of invasive plants like spotted knapweed, blueweed, Himalayan Orchids and common tansy.

And if your zealous devotion to a green Revelstoke isn’t enough incentive here’s an added inducement: FREE pizza and beverages!

If you love the Greenbelt and frequent its paths, tree groves and meadows please come down and give us a hand.

The Columbia Shuswap Invasive Species Society is a newly formed agency created to identify and extirpate invasive plants and animals throughout the Columbia Shuswap Regional District.

Click here to view the poster for this event.

For more information please contact CSISS Cordinator Natalie Stafl at or call her at

1-855-PUL-WEED (1-855-785-9333). The society  is currently developing a website. It also has a Facebook page located at: