Volunteer With CKISS In July! Connect, Protect and Make a Difference.

We have several exciting events coming up and would love for you to join us. Your participation helps us make a significant impact on our local ecosystems. Below are the details for our upcoming events:

Event #1: Blewett Communities Pulling Together Event

Date: Wednesday, July 3, 2024
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: 4100 block Kays Road, near the red barns in the middle of the section. Parking is available in the driveway leading to the barns.
What to Bring: CKISS provides gloves and tools, but if you have a garden fork, please bring it along as it works great for digging out tansy!
Description: Join us just outside Nelson in Blewett to mechanically remove common tansy, an invasive plant that reduces plant diversity and impacts biodiversity. You’ll gain hands-on learning experiences on the impacts of invasive plants and proper removal and disposal techniques.

No pre-registration required – just show up!

Event #2: Kootenay Gallery Communities Pulling Together

Date: Saturday, July 6, 2024
Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: 120 Heritage Way, Castlegar. Meet at the Kootenay Gallery Roundabout.
What to Bring: We provide gloves and tools.
Description: Join CKISS and the West Kootenay Naturalist to tackle invasive plants and enhance ecosystem health and community safety. It’s a great opportunity to make a positive impact while enjoying the outdoors with like-minded people!

Click here to register for this event.

Event #3: Snk’mip Marsh Sanctuary Communities Pulling Together Event

Date: Sunday, July 7, 2024
Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Meet in Hills BC (just north of New Denver) at the pull-out located at Bonanza Rd and Hwy 6. Park your vehicle and walk down – follow the signs to the sanctuary.
Description: Learn about swamp creatures, wetland restoration, and help with invasive plant removal at the Snk’mip Marsh Sanctuary. Your efforts will improve the health of this important wetland!

Click here to register for this event.

We hope to see you at one or more of these events! Your support is invaluable in our efforts to manage invasive species and protect our local ecosystems.

Thank you for your dedication and support.