Public Events

May 27th, 2017 – Castlegar Garden & Nature Fest

The Castlegar Garden Club and Castlegar Communities in Bloom partner to sponsor this open-air fest that takes place annually in May. The prime focus is the abundance of local gardening talent and nature resources. Plants and gardens (wild and cultivated) are featured, as well as farming, food production, organic growing, sustainable living, invasive plants, composting, …  

May 13th, 2017 – Critter Day

Saturday May 13, 2017 Beaver Creek Provincial Park, Trail, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. It’s Free! Come and learn about all the special critters that call the Trail area, and Pend d’Oreille Valley, home. In addition As part of “Invasive Species Action Month” CKISS will be there to show you some invasive species that should …  

March 25-26, 2017 – Fly Fishing Symposium

The place to be for all fly-fishing enthusiasts is the 18th Annual Fly Fishing Symposium taking place on March 25-26, 2017 at the Castlegar Complex. Admission is free! Come out for a chance to win great door prizes, attend free seminars and find out about some sweet Kootenay fishing spots. CKISS will be there to promote the CLEAN, DRAIN, …  

Saturday March 18th, 2017 – Nelson SEEDY Saturday

We are thrilled that SEEDS  invited the Central Kootenay Invasive Species Society (CKISS) to attend this year’s Seedy Saturday. We will be there with an outreach booth to promote the PlantWise Program.  Become PlantWise and make your garden Invasive Free! A CKISS representative will provide information to gardening enthusiasts about horticulture’s most “unwanted” invasive plants in BC, …  

January 25th, 2017 – Lunchtime Webinar: European Green Crabs with Jeff Adams

Did you know that the European Green Crab is one of the world’s 100 worst invasive species? This is just one of the marine invasives that Jeff Adams, a Marine Ecologist with Washington State University, is on the watch for! The popular Wednesday lunch time webinar series returns January 25th at 12pm PST with Washington Sea Grant’s Jeff Adams, presenting …  

Saturday October 15th, 2016 – Environment Expo in the Park

Calling nature lovers of all ages! Don’t miss the Environment Expo in the Park Do you care about the natural world? Are you looking for simple actions that you can do to protect our environment? If the answer is YES, then you need to make it to the “Environment Expo in the Park” on Saturday October …  

September 15, 2016 – East Kootenay Invasive Species Council 2016 Field Tour

Our friends at East Kootenay Invasive Species Council would like to invite you to their 2016 Field Tour. This is an opportunity to celebrate the success that comes from the determination and collaborative effort of EKISC and their partners. It is a guided field tour designed to highlight key areas of accomplishment in the Columbia Basin and …  

August 28, 2016 – Redfish Festival

The Redfish Festival will take place on Sunday August 28, 2016. Join us for live music, food vendors, kids’ activities, and – most importantly – guided walks along the Kokanee Salmon spawning channel. CKISS wil be there this year with an outreach booth with valuable resources, fun kids activities, stickers and tattoos. We will have …