Bash your Broom - Kids Rid Sunshine Bay of Invasive Plant

Nelson—Students from Redfish School and volunteers with the Central Kootenay Invasive Species Society will take back the land at Sunshine Bay Park on April 29th when they remove invasive Scotch Broom from this popular RDCK site.

The kids will also learn about invasive species, the impacts they have and what can be done to keep such invaders from disturbing the ecology.

"It's heartening to see students engaged in maintaining our park's ecology and learning about invasive species," says Ramona Faust, Electoral Area E Director.

The event is part of the "Youth Pulling Together" Program which encourages youth to become local stewards by teaching them about invasive species. The program is sponsored by the Columbia Basin Trust, the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations and the Invasive Species Council of British Columbia.

Do you want more information on Scotch Broom—how to identify and get rid of it?

Visit http://bcinvasives.ca/documents/Scotch_Broom_TIPS_Final_08_06_2014.pdf

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For further information, please contact:
Laurie Frankcom
Education Program Coordinator
Central Kootenay Invasive Species Society
Office: 1 (844) 352-1160, ext 208

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