Invasive species week

LRISS is celebrating Invasive species week with the following events:

Film night: The Lillooet Recreation Center is sponsoring the presentation of "The Silent Invasion", An Oregon Field Guide Special. It will be held in the Mezzanine on Thursday, June 13 from 6:30 to 7:30pm. The film features invasive species that Oregon State is either battling or trying to prevent. The film has much relevance to our situation here in BC and lessons to learn.

Film Description: "Something troubling is taking hold in Oregon. Strange, exotic plants and animals are showing up in places where they don’t belong. It’s a silent invasion that’s destroying our most precious places, driving away wildlife and making everyone, from ranchers to fishermen to wildlife managers, nervous. What are these invaders? Where do they come from? What can we do to stop them? The Silent Invasion is a call to action with one goal in mind: turn Oregonian’s love of their state into a campaign to protect it from invasive species."

LRISS AGM: Rec Center Mezzanine from 10am to 3pm. It includes a year in review presentation, Biocontrol talk by David Ralph, Professional Agrologist with the Ministry of Forests, Lands & Natural Resource Operations, and field tour of invasive plant control and restoration by Odin Scholz. A lunch is provided. This event is FREE. Please RSVP: or 250-256-3727 or 250-256-4292.

Lillooet Flower Shop – Garden Tour: LRISS will be at the Lillooet Flower Shop on Saturday, June 15 from 10am to 2pm. We will have a display featuring invasive plant species and information for Gardeners on what to plant in their garden instead of invasives. The Grow Me Instead brochure has detailed information about invasive plant species that are often found in people’s gardens. It gives specific native plants that could be planted instead of these invasives.