Beating back the Burdock at Summit Lake Provincial Park

September 26, 2017:  We had a great day working with students from Nakusp Elementary School with some of our partners including: the Columbia Basin Watershed Network (CBWN), Central Kootenay Invasive Species Society (CKISS), Arrow Lakes Environment Stewardship Society, and Darcie Quamme, biologist with Integrated Ecological Research. Darcie demonstrated how freshwater invertebrates from play an important roles in the food webs of wetlands, streams and lakes to the Nakusp Elementary School children. This field day was supported by the Loblaws/World Wildlife Fund (WWF).

At the same event, CKISS worked with the youth to carry out a  restoration project at Summit Lake Provincial Park that mechanically removed a patch of invasive Burdock located at the entrance of the park. With help from volunteers, students from Nakusp Elementary School and BC Parks staff the area was replanted with a variety of native species.   Article from CKISS here.

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