A community weed pull is a hands-on event designed to promote public awareness and involvement in invasive plant management.
Community groups learn about invasive plants and hand-pull priority invasive weeds on sensitive sites. In recognition of their work the NWIPC presents the community group with a $250 honorarium. Registration form.
Weed Pull examples in action:
In Dunster BC, members of the Dunster 4-H Community Club manually control invasive plants along community roadways. The group also increases community awareness of the issues raised by invasive plants by manning the NWIPC information booth at the annual “Cattlemen’s Ball.” The Cattlemen’s Ball is an important fundraiser for this 4-H club.
Immaculate Conception Church and School, Canada Thistle Containment Project The Immaculate Conception Church and school grounds have been plagued by a major infestation of Canada thistle in recent years. In 2007, with funds provided by NWIPC, they organized a community work bee and BBQ to remove the plants from the site. At the event, parishioners and neighbours were educated about invasive plants and rehabilitating the infested area.