On Monday September 25, the Central Kootenay Invasive Species Society (CKISS) will be giving an informative presentation on invasive species to the West Kootenay Naturalists at the Castlegar Community Complex. Members of the public are welcome to sit in on the presentation that is taking place from 7:30-8:30 PM at the Castlegar Community Centre. There will be free take home resources from CKISS available so you can help prevent the spread!
The Invasive Species 101 presentation will cover:
- Invasive Species what are they? impacts? how do they spread?
- Aquatic Invasive Species
- How can you help prevent the spread.
- The Dirty Dozen – invasive species to learn how to ID and report.
- How to get involved.
CKISS is a non-profit organizations that works to minimize the impacts of invasive species on the ecosystems, communities, and economy of the Regional District of Central Kootenay and the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary Area A and B. The presenter is Joj Proctor, the CKISS Outreach Assistant. He grew up in England and moved to Canada in 2016 to pursue his love of snowboarding and general outdoor adventuring. Jonathan has a keen interest in education and the natural world. During the summer he worked with CKISS spreading the word about invasive species and working in environmental education. Outside of work hours expect to find Joj out exploring the forests and alpine wilderness of the Kootenays with his faithful adventure buddy Hank – a high energy pointer