The Invasive Species Council of BC (ISCBC) congratulates the winners of the first annual Together in Action Awards, celebrating the work of those preventing or reducing the impact of invasive species in British Columbia.
“We have so many leaders in the field of invasive species in British Columbia, and it’s wonderful to be able to honour their work and achievements with the Together In Action Awards,” said Gail Wallin, Executive Director of ISCBC.
The Together in Action awards program recognizes initiatives, groups, and individuals that demonstrate leadership, innovation and collaboration in the field of invasive species in BC.
Winners were honoured at a gala dinner, part of ISCBC’s 10th annual forum, INVASIVES 2015. The gala was dinner attended by BC’s Lieutenant Governor, the Honourable Judith Guichon, patron of ISCBC.
Together in Action Awards were presented to: Nuxalk First Nation, Bella Coola, BC, Together in Action Government Award, GardenWorks, Burnaby, BC, Together in Action Business Award, Delta Grand Okanagan Resort and Conference Centre, Kelowna, BC, Together in Action Business Award, Friends of Devonian Park, Metchosin, BC, Together in Action Stewardship Organization Award, Andrea Eastham, Prince George, BC, Together in Action Individual Award and Jake Burton, Victoria BC, Together in Action Youth Award
These awards recognize leadership in invasive species research, education, prevention, management or control of invasive species, contributions from volunteers and from business leaders or organizations.
The Invasive Species Council of BC (ISCBC) is working to minimize the negative ecological, social, and economic impacts caused by the introduction, establishment, and spread of invasive species.
Their goals are to: educate the public and professionals about invasive species and their risks to ecosystems and economies through activities such as workshops, seminars and newsletters; coordinate and fund research relating to invasive species and make this available to the public; and undertake and support actions that improve the health of BC’s natural ecosystems. For more information or to find your local invasive species committee visit www.bcinvasives.ca.