Reducing the spread and impacts of invasive species is up to everyone.
What’s at risk?
- Our health, safety, and outdoor pursuits
- Our economy — such as home values, industry and infrastructure
- Our animals — pets and livestock
- Our environment — ecosystems and biodiversity
We work closely with other local governments to manage invasive species in our region. Residents and volunteers have important roles to play.
What can I do to stop invasive species?
- Volunteer (see below)
- Take action on your land
- Take action when you’re outdoors — boating, hiking and other activities
- Pass on the word about invasive plants and animals
- Report new and priority invaders in Saanich
What can I do on my own land?
- Do not buy invasive plants. Don’t plant them. Learn how to be Plantwise.
- Remove invasive species from your land
- Get rid of invasive species safely at the right locations
- Don’t let invasive species go to seed
- Garden with native species. You’ll help create a home for native wildlife. For ideas, visit Naturescape BC
- Clean your tools, equipment and footwear before leaving an infested area
In the Outdoors
- Always Clean, Drain, Dry your boat
- Play, Clean, Go when hiking or enjoying the outdoors
In Your Community
- Help us control invasive species. Volunteer!
- Report priority invasive species wherever you go in B.C.
- Stop invasive plants from spreading onto your neighbours’ land or natural areas
Let’s take action! We support and coordinate volunteers fighting invasive species. We focus mainly on our public lands. We may also work on other lands with priority threats.
You can join one of the many work parties in our parks. We help out with labour, materials, clean-up and disposal.
Find out more about our Pulling Together Volunteer Program.