Environmental Focused Events in September hope to ease climate anxiety in the Kootenay Region

September 14th, 2023

The Central Kootenay Invasive Species Society (CKISS) is hosting two events in September that focus on protecting native ecosystems with hopes it will help residents reduce the climate anxiety they may be experiencing after B.C.’s most destructive wildfire season on record.

The first event is a Field Tour where participants can load a free shuttle and learn about the positive actions that CKISS, citizens and organizations are taking to protect native ecosystems in the Castlegar area.

The second event is a Fall Native Seed Collection Workshop, where participants will explore biodiversity and learn ethical seed harvesting

The Field Tour is happening on Thursday September 14 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The tour highlights include presentations and tours from the Butterfly Way Native Plant Garden and the Okanagan Nation Alliance on their pike suppression program and restoration projects.

The Native Seed Collection Workshop is happening on Saturday September 23 in Rossland from 1-4 p.m.

CKISS is teaming up with ecological gardening experts from Kinseed Ecologies to offer a workshop where participants will deepen their native plants understanding. During the workshop, attendees will gather native plant seeds to be used to enrich a local wetland restoration site and participants own yards.

For more information on CKISS and the events, contact Laurie Frankcom, Central Kootenay Invasive Species Society, at 844.352.1160 ext. 208 or lfrankcom@ckiss.ca

CKISS is a non-profit society that delivers education and awareness programs, and promotes coordinated management efforts of invasive species in the Regional District of Central Kootenay and Regional District of Kootenay Boundary Area A and B. CKISS gratefully acknowledges the Columbia Basin Trust and the Province of B.C. who support the CKISS Education Program.

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