The Sea to Sky invasive Species Council (SSISC) is inviting community members to its upcoming AGM and forum, which will feature the latest updates from the corridor, neighbouring regions and the province. This free event is on Tuesday, April 17th, from 1 – 4 pm at Totem Hall in Squamish, 1380 Stawamus Road (across from Chances on hwy 99).
If you’re interested in being more involved or staying updated, this event is a great way to meet others with similar interests and for finding out what’s new. Volunteer opportunities include joining one of our committees, becoming an Advisor, or taking on a more formal Director position.
The forum will include short updates from in and around the region, starting with a short summary of the work done by the Council in 2011 and 2012 activities. 2012 activities highlighted will include the pilot ‘Cost Share program’ for invasive control on private and the SISSC Invasive-free Certification program. Updates from local partners will include: the Village of Lions Bay, on their efforts controlling giant hogweed; the Squamish River Watershed Society; the District of Squamish; Heike Designs, a local ‘Invasive-free Certified’ company; the Resort Municipality of Whistler; and Squamish Nation.
Provincial partners providing updates will include: the Ministry of Forest, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, BC Parks and the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure. Invasive committees from neighbouring regions that work closely with the SSISC will also be on hand to give short updates on what else is happening on the invasive front around the south coast. They include the Fraser Valley, Metro Vancouver and the Lillooet Region Invasive Species Society.
For more information on the event or on the Sea to Sky Invasive Species Council contact us via email or call 604-935-7665. RSVP is appreciated by not required. The SSISC would like to thank the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure for sponsoring this event.