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Managing Invasive Species in Fish Creek and throughout Alberta

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Managing Invasive Species in Fish Creek and throughout Alberta

Thursday, November 18, 2021 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Online using Zoom Video Conferencing Technology

Presented by Emma Stroud, Friends of Fish Creek Citizen Science & Stewardship Coordinator, and Megan Evans, Alberta Invasive Species Council Executive Director

The Friends of Fish Creek have been working with the Alberta Invasive Species Council to manage invasive plant species here in Fish Creek and to better understand their proliferation throughout this province. Invasive plant species are frequently referred to as weeds and many of them were brought to North America for their aesthetic or other qualities. With no natural predators to keep their numbers down and the ability to out-compete native vegetation, these species can take land, space, and resources from other plant species. In 2021, the Friends launched or expanded on programs like biocontrol, community involvement, hand pulling, and pilot projects in the park, all of which are part of the EDRR approach – Early Detection, Rapid Response. Learn about invasive plant species in this province, how the Friends have been managing them in the park, and how you can help control invasive species on November 18. Free for Friends members and $10 for non-members.

Free for Friends of Fish Creek Members, $10 for non-members, free for youth 16 years of age and younger with a registered adult.

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Event Details

November 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Cost: $10