September 11,2021 – Nakusp Community Weed Pull – Broom Bash!

On September 11, CKISS staff will be back in Nakusp! We are teaming up with the Nakusp Library on a Community Weed Pull – Broom Bash event in Nakusp. We will remove Scotch broom in order to improve ecosystem health and protect the community.

Why is Scotch broom a problem?

  • The plant is very flammable and the buildup of dead material in dense patches can create a fire hazard.
  • Obstructs driver views on roadsides.
  • Scotch broom outcompetes native species which affects the food chain.
  • Takes over rangelands and plantations resulting in decreased crop yields and plantation failures.


Date: Saturday September 11, 2021
Time: 1:00 – 2:00 pm
Location: Meet at the Petro Pass Truck Stop. 722 10 Ave NW, Nakusp

Please bring your own:

  • Gloves – we have spares if required
  • Sturdy footwear
  • Long sleeves
  • Water and snacks
  • Tools will be provided. Feel free to bring your own clean clippers to cut the broom.
  • Face covering
    **To keep us all safe, CKISS has created Covid-19 procedures for our public events. Please be prepared to follow our instructions around physical distancing and hygiene. You will be emailed these details**
CKISS Invasive Species Technician Paige Thurston removing invasive Scotch broom