June is Invasive Species Month

June is Invasive Species Action Month across British Columbia and the Columbia Shuswap Invasive Species Society (CSISS) will be taking part in a number of family-friendly events throughout the region.
Invasive Species Action Month is about increasing awareness of the harmful effects of invasive species, preventing their introduction and highlighting our beautiful native biodiversity.
“Each and every person can make a difference, including you,” the society said in a statement.
”Be part of the solution and learn about ways you can help our environment.
Visit our website or find us on facebook for more information.”
Here is a list of the events:
Tuesday, June 2
Akisqnuk First Nation Weed Management Workshop with EKIPC and CSISS
12 pm – 5 pm, Akisqn
Open to the public, to register contact: Todd Larsen at: coordinator@ekipc.com
Friday, June 5
Yellow Flag Iris Weed Pull and TRU Research Project
4 pm – 8 pm, Little White Lake
Saturday, June 6
Sorrento Farmer’s Market
8 am- 12 pm, Sorrento Shoppers Plaza
Sunday, June 7
Friends of Gardom Lake: Yellow Flag Iris Information Session
1 pm – 3 pm, Gardom Lake Park
Sunday, June 7
Shuswap Lake Fishing Derby
Time: TBD, Shuswap Lake
Saturday, June 13
Hanna and Hanna’s: Invasives in your Garden Workshop
2 pm – 3 pm, 3181 – 11th Avenue N.E. Salmon Arm
Sunday, June 14
iLearn Education Fair
1 pm – 5 pm, Salmon Arm
Saturday, June 20
Dragon Boat Festival
Time TBD, Salmon Arm
Sunday, June 21
Salmon Arm Father’s Day Fishing Derby
7 am – 11 am, Marine Park Salmon Arm
Wednesday, June 24
Golden Farmers Market
11 am – 3 pm, Golden
Saturday, June 27 and 28
South Shuswap Outdoor Living Show
10 am – 4 pm, Blind Bay
Contact CSISS, for more information.
CSISS is also offering these two workshops later in the summer:
Biocontrol Workshop
July 9 — Biocontrol Workshop with Catherine MacRae in Revelstoke. Learn about biocontrol in BC, as well as techniques in the field for identifying, and monitoring biocontrol agents. 10 am – 3 pm. To register, contact: Robyn Hooper, CSISS Program Manager at: rhooper@columbiashuswapinvasives.org.
Pesticide Applicator’s Course
August 24 – 27 — Industrial Vegetation and Noxious Weed Certification Course with certified pesticide applicator Stu Craig (3 days) and exam (last day). To register, contact: Robyn Hooper, CSISS Program Manager at:  rhooper@columbiashuswapinvasives.org.