GET INVOLVED.

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BECOME A MEMBER

Interested?  Concerned?  Want to learn more about invasive species?

Consider becoming a member of the East Kootenay Invasive Species Council – it’s free and easy!

 

There are no requirements to become a member. Members can be individuals, not-for-profits societies, businesses, government agencies, First Nations, industry, educational institutions and list goes on...

Members have voting privileges at EKISC’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) and receive periodic electronic updates as well as, invitations to field trips, conferences, and other special events.  

What is the cost of a membership? FREE!

 

EKISC is running an open membership program, which means that all memberships are available at no cost. Although we welcome you to donate!

Benefits of becoming a member include:

  • Opportunities to network with other organizations

  • Opportunities to elect or run for positions on the Board of Directors at our Annual General Meetings

  • Be the first to know the latest news about volunteer opportunities and events in the community

  • Be part of efforts to protect the Regional District of the East Kootenay from invasive species

  • Invitations to Special Events and Webinars

  • Discounts on EKISC merchandise & free workshops

VOLUNTEER WITH US

If you have an interest in what we do and would like to help shape the future of our organization, the East Kootenay Invasive Species Council always has room for volunteers! Much of our success can be traced back to the vision, skills, expertise, and commitment that volunteers have provided to the organization since it was formed in 2008.​

 

Benefits of volunteering with us include:

  • An invitation to our annual volunteer appreciation BBQ

  • Free courses on invasive plant management

  • Get to know people in your neighborhood

  • Take part in a great cause!

HOST A COMMUNITY WEED PULL

Community weed pulls provide an excellent opportunity for a group of people to get outdoors, learn about invasive plants and control the spread of these destructive species. Organizing these events can also help your group earn some cash through a stipend!

The East Kootenay Invasive Species Council has had a program in place for many years to assist with Community Weed Pulls all over the region. 

Here’s how it works:

  1. Contact EKISC with your proposed weed pull event. Weed pulls must be for either Noxious Species or Priority Invasive Species. Weed pulls should take place on Crown land.   

  2. Set a date with EKISC and spread the word about the weed pull!

  3. On the day of the weed pull, EKISC will provide gloves, ID books, refreshments & garbage bags.

  4. EKISC will also provide a staff person for the event and will make a short presentation to help with the identification of species and will describe the threats that invasive plants pose, etc.

  5. The organizers need to provide a minimum of 8 people for three hours of work.

  6. The organizers also need to provide vehicle(s) to transport the bagged invasive plants to the nearest landfill or transfer station after the event.

  7. At the completion of the event, EKISC will issue a $200.00 cheque to the organizing group.  EKISC will not issue the cheque to an individual. Community associations, not-for-profits, schools, service clubs and charities have all received stipends in the past.

  8. EKISC has limited time and funds available for these events. If you are interested in organizing an event, don’t delay in contacting us.

Organizing a weed pull is a great way to give back to your community. EKISC likes to make it fun and worth while too! Send us a message and tell us a little bit about your group and if you have any specific areas or dates that you'd like to pull at, let us know.

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Let's pull together...

Thanks for reaching out! We will be in touch soon about your weed pull!