Spartina patens in the Comox Estuary

Mannagrass at Swan Lake Nature Sanctuary

With 4 easy ways to Report Weeds, it has never been so easy:

  1. Report-A-Weed App’ for Iphone or Android Smartphones

  2. ‘Report-A-Weed’ Online Wizard (make sure your browser is set to ‘Internet Explorer’). The Report-A-Weed-wizard takes you through 3 easy steps to report a suspected new sighting of an invasive alien plant species in BC. Your report will be compared to known locations of the reported species in the Invasive Alien Plant Program (IAPP) application, and then it will be sent directly to a provincial Invasive Plant Specialist for your area. The Specialist may then share this information with the Regional Weed Committee Coordinator so that the agency/land owner responsible for the infestation can be notified.

  3. Call to report sites located anywhere in British Columbia, through the Invasive Species Council of BC’s Hotline: 1-888-WEEDSBC

  4. Call to report plants located on Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands or the Sunshine Coast with Coastal ISC’s Regional Hotline: 250-871-5117, Toll-free: 1-844-298-2532, or email .  Please give a detailed description, location, contact information and photos if possible.

 What to do if you Find Tsunami Debris?

Visit the Ministry of Environment website where they have a number of resources, including contact information to report tsunami debris.

Debris from tsunami and earthquake that struck Japan in March 2011 has begun to wash ashore along BC’s coast. Along with large pieces of debris washing up on the opposite side of the Pacific, there has also been a profusion of marine organisms clinging to some of the large items like docks.  Many of which have already been pegged as potentially aggressive invasive species.exotic mussels

Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife staff and volunteers remove marine organisms from the wayward dock, which landed at Agate Beach.