Weed Pull Challenge

About the TNIPMC Annual Weed Pull Challenge

The Weed Pull Challenge encourages community organizations and groups to become local stewards by controlling invasive plants at a high priority invasive plant site.  Participating groups have the opportunity to win one of two honorariums to support their programs and initiatives. The Weed Pull Challenge will run from June 1st to August 31st annually, with the winners announced  by September 15th. 

Who can be Involved? 

Any interested community organization or group can participate (sports teams, youth  groups/clubs, non-profit societies, community service groups, church groups, etc.). 

How Does it Work? 

Groups are required to make a 3 hour commitment for the event on a day/time that is convenient for them between June 1st and August 31st.  Permission to pull at a given location must be obtained by the organization/group and pre-approved by the TNIPMC. All participating groups must make arrangements to properly dispose of bagged invasive plants at the nearest solid waste management facility after the event. A TNIPMC representative will join your team to do the official weigh in and share knowledge about invasive plants.

What Plants Can Be Pulled?

Groups will only be able to control non-toxic invasive plants that are safe to hand pull:

  • Blueweed
  • Spotted knapweed
  • Diffuse knapweed
  • Hoary alyssum
  • Common burdock

Hosting More than One Weed Pull? 

Groups/organizations are welcome to host more than one weed pull event in a given year, however only the highest weight will be considered for the contest (cumulative weight will not be considered). 

Prize Allocations

Honorariums will be awarded to the group with the the highest average weight pulled per volunteer:

  • First Place- $200 
  • Runner Up- $100

Join the Fun- Register Now! 

Please fill out the online registration form below. A TNIPMC representative will be in touch with you shortly.

Weed Pull Challenge Registration Form
Address *
(provide address and/or location description)?
Have you obtained permission to carry out the weedpull at the location mentioned on this form? *
Do you have an invasive plant disposal plan in place? *

Liability Waiver

By checking this box, the hosting organization hereby assumes all risks connected to the weed pull event, including but not limited to injuries or illness which may incur to participants in the said weed pull event. The Thompson Nicola Invasive Plant Management Committee, nor the Thompson- Nicola Regional District will be held liable for any incidents or injuries that occur during this event.


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