Calling all Warfield residents, it’s time to give back to the community you love! On July 5, 2023, CKISS is coordinating a Community Weed Pull in Warfield . We are teaming up with the Warfield Food Advisory committee to remove invasive plants in the community in order to improve ecosystem health, enhance wildlife habitat and protect infrastructure. Some of the plants that we will be targeting are policeman’s helmet, burdock and knapweed. #ProtecttheKootenays
Date: Wednesday July 5, 2023
Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Pump track/walking trail in between Forest and Murray Dr.
Please bring your own:
- Gloves – we also have gloves to lend if needed,
- Sturdy footwear,
- Dress for the weather , some plants can irritate skin so you may want to wear long sleeves,
- Water and snacks.
- Tools will be provided. Feel free to bring your own clean preferred weeding/garden tool
Why are invasive plants a problem?
- Invasive plants out-compete native plants, and alter ecosystems,
- Harm human and animal health,
- Increase taxes
- Increase fire hazard
- Degrade waterways
- Devastate industries that rely on natural resources
- Limit recreation opportunities
Why are Native plants important?
- Native plants help remove carbon from the air and store it in the soil.
- Native plants support pollinators and other wildlife.
- Native plants attract a variety of birds, butterflies, and other wildlife by providing food and shelter
We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia and Columbia Basin Trust who support CKISS’ ‘Communities Pulling Together” Program in 2023.