Thu., May 09 | Heritage Inn Hotel & Convention Centre

2019 Annual General Meeting

The 2019 Annual General Meeting will take place May 9th, 2019 at the Heritage Inn, Cranbrook. This year's theme, "Research for the Future," invites guest speakers to speak on a wide-range of topics about up-to-date research and information in the invasive species in the RDEK.
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2019 Annual General Meeting

Time & Location

May 09, 2019, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Heritage Inn Hotel & Convention Centre, 803 Cranbrook St N, Cranbrook, BC V1C 3S2, Canada

About The Event

Invasive species leaders from non-profit organizations, government, and universities are reviewing the latest Research for the Future; at the EKISC 2019 Annual General Meeting, Thursday May 9th, 9:30 - 16:00 at Cranbrook's Heritage Inn.

This is an excellent opportunity to learn the latest on how organizations fighting invasive species are succeeding and what their future plans are.

Tickets $20 - include lunch, snacks, coffee, tea and other refreshments through the day

** If you are purchasing multiple tickets, please provide names for each person you are purchasing for**

AGENDA

9:00 - 9:30 Doors Open

9:30 - 9:40 Welcome and Introductions

9:40 - 10:10 Annual Report Highlights and Program Addresses

10:15 - 10:35 SPEAKER: Kristin Burke, Trans Canada, “Pipeline Pest Management Plans and Large Scale Works”

10:40 - 11:00 SPEAKER: Myra Junkers, University of Saskatchewan, “Using Goats to Control Cinquefoil”

11:05 - 11:20 Refreshment Break

11:25 - 11:45 SPEAKER: Evelyn Hamilton MFLNRO, “Prescribed Burns and Invasives” via video conference

11:50 - 12:05 SPEAKER: Laura MacKinnon, EKISC “Update on GREP Monitoring”

12:05 - 12:35 AGM Business:

2019 Business Agenda Adopted

2018 Minutes Adopted

2018 Financial Report presented (Shawna Baker)

Presentation of 2018 Current Board

Election of 2019 Directors

Present 2019 EKISC Board & Staff

12:35 - 13:30 LUNCH & Networking Opportunities

13:35 - 13:55 SPEAKER: Lance Cuthill, East Kootenay Beekeepers: “The Effect Of Herbicides on Honey Bee Populations”

14:00 - 14:15 Refreshment Break

14:15 - 15:40 Speedy Sessions

15:45 - 16:00 Closing Remarks, Door Prizes & Golden Shovel Award

Guest Speakers:

KILLER NATIVE PLANTS – LARKSPUR

LEANNE COLOMBO, MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE

THE EFFECTS OF HERBICIDE ON HONEY BEES

LANCE CUTHILL, EAST KOOTENAY BEEKEEPERS

WEEDS AND THE FORESTRY INDUSTRY

STEPHANIE NAJDA, CANFOR

RDEK INVASIVE PLANT BYLAW ENFORCEMENT POLICY

JAMIE DAVIES, REGIONAL DISTRICT OF EAST KOOTENAY

USING GOATS TO CONTROL CINQUEFOIL

MYRA JUNKERS, UNIVERSITY OF SASKATCHEWAN

PIPELINE PEST MANAGEMENT PLANS AND LARGE SCALE WORKS

KRISTIN BURKE, TRANS CANADA

PRESCRIBED BURNS AND INVASIVES

EVELYN HAMILTON, MFLNRORD

ORGANIC FARMING: THE STRUGGLES AND SUCCESSES OF INVASIVE PLANT MANAGEMENT

PATRICIA LOGAN, SILVERTIP RANCH

KOOCANUSA RECREATION STRATEGY

JEFF ZUWISKY, RECREATION SITES AND TRAILS BC

ECOSYSTEM RESTORATION

MARC TRUDEAU, ROCKY MOUNTAIN TRENCH NATURAL RESOURCES SOCIETY

BULLFROGS AND OTHER AQUATIC INVASIVE SPECIES

LAURA MACKINNON, EKISC

NEW! INVASIVE SPECIES RESEARCH HUB FROM ISCBC

ALLY BLAKE, INVASIVE SPECIES COUNCIL OF BC

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