Public Events

July 23 – Kaslo Saturday Market

Join CKISS at the Kaslo Saturday Market! Come check out the fabulous produce and artisans of beautiful Kaslo, and stop by our booth!  CKISS staff will be there to educate and inspire to you to learn about the impacts of invasive species in our area, and how you can prevent their spread. Where will you find …  

July 7 – Rossland Mountain Market

Come visit us at the Rossland Mountain Market! CKISS staff will be hosting our outreach booth, with lots of educational and fun activities, info and swag for kids and adults alike.  Learn about the impacts of invasive species in our area and what you can do to help prevent their spread. Where will you find us? …  

July 8 – Trail Market on the Esplanade

Visit us at Trail Market on the Esplanade! Come stroll along the river and find our booth to learn about invasive species in your area, their impacts, and what you can do to prevent their spread! Where will you find us? Date: Friday, July 8th Time: 10:00am – 2:00pm Location: Esplanade Avenue, Trail BC        

June 21, 2016 – Bullfrog Open House: Protect Creston’s Native Species

Did you know that Creston is at risk of invasion by American Bullfrogs? Bullfrogs have been found in Idaho, just south of the border!  If they reach the Creston area, these voracious predators could have major impacts on the amazing biodiversity of our area. Bullfrogs prey on, and out-compete, native frog species, including the endangered Northern Leopard Frog and …  

June 3, 2016 – Discover Camas – Art Show & Fundraiser

The Kootenay Native Plant Society invites you to a special reception on Friday June 3rd. Come out and buy some original art and help keep camas blooming in the Kootenays. Time: 6-8 pm Where: Castlegar & District Public Library What to expect: Featured artist and delicious desserts! The exhibition will continue from May 26 to June …  

May 20th, 2016 – Endangered Species Day

Endangered Species Day is an opportunity for people of all ages to learn about the importance of protecting endangered species and everyday actions they can take to help protect them. In BC, it is estimated that 25% of endangered species, 31% of threatened species, and 16% of species of special concern are negatively impacted by …  

May 28th, 2016 – 7th Annual Castlegar Garden and Nature Fest

May is Invasive Species Action Month! What can you do? Why not come visit the CKISS booth at the Castlegar Garden and Nature Fest to ask us what simple actions you can take in your garden to prevent the spread of invasive species. We will have valuable PlantWise resources for you to choose non-invasive plants …  

May 14th, 2016 – Cottonwood Market

May is Invasive Species Action Month! What can you do? Why not come visit the CKISS booth at the Cottonwood Community Market to ask about invasive species, pick up resources, and find out about the Invasive Species Action month photo competition. Where? 199 Carbonate St, Nelson BC  When? Saturday May 14th from 9:30 am – …  

May 7th, 2016 – Critter Day

Get up close and personal to some local snakes, amphibians, reptiles, aquatic bugs, sturgeon, butterflies and more. As part of Invasive Species Action Month, CKISS will have an outreach booth there and you can learn about invasive animals and the Don’t let it Loose program.  What to expect… Guided nature walks Learn about Native Plants Learn about …  

May 7th, 2016 – Nelson Garden Festival

Saturday May 07th, 2016 10am to 3pm 200 block of Baker St and the 500 block of Kootenay St. Downtown Nelson Always on Mother’s Day Weekend, the 15th Annual Nelson Garden Festival happens on Saturday, May 07th, 2016, 10-3 pm, 200 block of Baker Street and Kootenay Street in downtown Nelson. 60 booths of veggies, flowers, …