Laura Gaster

Invasive species discussed

The Columbia-Shuswap Invasive Species Society will hold a discussion on aquatic invasive species initiatives Sept. 22

Key note speakers and provincial and regional representatives will be gathering at an aquatic invasive species forum.

The Columbia-Shuswap Invasive Species Society  will hold a discussion on aquatic invasive species initiatives Sept. 22 in Salmon Arm.

“We welcome all stakeholders and public to this highly informative event to learn more about what aquatic invaders threaten our local ecosystems and what we can do to prevent their spread,” said Robyn Hooper, program manager.

The event will run from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Columbia-Shuswap Regional District office, and it’s free of charge.

To register, RSVP to info@columbiashuswapinvasives.org by Tuesday.

“Aquatic invasive species affect us all.  Let’s not lose B.C.’s freshwater lakes and rivers to these unwanted invaders,” said program assistant Laura Gaster.

The society has been researching high priority lakes throughout the Columbia-Shuswap region for both aquatic invasive species surveys and monitoring.

The goal of this project is to prevent the spread of invasive species, and increase the probability of early detection and rapid response for potentially new, highly invasive species, such as zebra and quagga mussels.

For more information, visit www.columbiashuswapinvasives.org.

 

 

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