Knapweed No More!

Event Details

August 17th, 2019, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Cherry Meadows (Kimberley), British Columbia
Habitat Restoration

Helping hands are needed to remove invasive spotted knapweed from Cherry Meadows Conservation Area. This aggressive non-native plant out-competes local vegetation and degrades our natural areas. The ponderosa pine woodland areas Cherry Meadows habitat support for badger, owl short-eared and Williamson’s sapsucker.

In addition to learning some invitational competitors, participants will be treated to a newly recreated wetlands on the conservation area.

The Nature Conservancy of Canada and the East Kootenay Invasive Species Council are co-hosting this event.

Please email the event contact to join the waiting list.

More Information

About Cherry Meadows (Kimberley)

About 15 km east of Kimberley, west of the Kootenay River, lies Cherry Meadows: a beautiful area characterized by broad grasslands, coniferous forests and a meandering creek. This 70 hectare (172.5 ac.) property is home to grizzly bears, American badgers, short-eared owls, kokanee salmon and western painted turtles. Cherry Meadows was generously donated to the Nature Conservancy of Canada in 2014 by Carol and Walter Latter.

What you will be doing

You will be bending and kneeling to manually remove the highly resilient, invasive spotted knapweed.
We will also take a tour of the recently restored wetlands on the property.

Why you will love it

Spend the day outdoors with a great group of people, working together to care for a beautiful conservation area. You will also get the chance to learn from the passionate educators of the East Kootenay Invasive Species Council (EKISC), about managing invasive species on private and public conservation lands.

Questions?

Contact Kate MacKenzie: kate.mackenzie@natureconservancy.ca

Please Note
Moderate fitness level required
No toilets on site
All tools will be provided by NCC
Water and snacks will be provided
Item Checklist

While we do our best to provide you with the tools you need to participate, please bring the following items if you have them:

Clothes
  • Layers of clothing (light sweater and jacket)
  • Sturdy, closed-toe shoes
  • Sun hat
  • Rain gear (just in case)
Miscellaneous
  • Lunch
  • Backpack
  • Minimum 2L reusable water bottle
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray
  • Any necessary medications