Kamloops, BC – July 14, 2022 – The Thompson- Nicola Invasive Plant Management Committee (TNIPMC) is hosting its annual free invasive plant workshop in Logan Lake. Invasive plant specialists will be on site to share information on invasive plants in and around the Logan Lake area.
This event is being hosted in partnership with the District of Logan Lake, which has recently joined the TNRD’s Invasive Plant Program.
“This free event will be a great way to help celebrate Logan Lake’s 50th anniversary, by providing residents with the necessary knowledge to keep the area natural, resilient and free of invasive plants,” Invasive Plant Management Coordinator Coleen Hougen said.
Private landowners, land managers and members of the public are welcome to attend and learn about select invasive plants and how to manage them. Participants are welcome to bring their mystery plants for identification.
The field day will take place on July 19, 2022, from 9 am to 12 pm at the Logan Lake Dog Park, located at 6201 Mamit Lake Rd.
All participants must register by July 17, 2022. Registration can be done online by visiting www.tnrd.ca/tnipmc-annual-field-day-2022, or by contacting the TNRD at 1-877-377-8673 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Invasive Plants:
Invasive plants are plants that do not occur naturally in B.C. The presence of invasive plants can cause environmental and/or economic harm, and some species can harm human health. They are extremely aggressive, reproduce rapidly, and often out-compete crops and native vegetation. Leafy spurge is one of many invasive plants that is present within the Logan Lake area. It can aggressively invade pastures and rangelands, impacting forage production for livestock and wildlife. It also poses health risks as it contains white milky latex that can cause the skin on people, and pets, to swell and blister.
About the TNIPMC:
The TNIPMC is administered by the Thompson-Nicola Regional District (TNRD) and is comprised of 11 members. Representation comes from a variety of perspectives including First Nations, industry members, government, academia and more. We work together to stop the spread of invasive plants in the TNRD through treatment, education, coordination and communication. For more information, visit www.tnipmc.com.
Coleen Hougen, Invasive Plant Management Coordinator
Thompson-Nicola Regional District
Tel.: 250 377-8673