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The Communities Pulling Together program enables volunteer groups to learn about and remove local invasive plants. Participants gain hands-on experience by helping to remove an invasive plant infestation in their community. Volunteer groups that successfully complete a weed pull event receive a *$250 honorarium.

Volunteer groups must meet the following criteria in order to participate:

  • Liability insurance ($2 million) in place prior to event
  • Work with regional committee to identify infestation sites 
  • Minimum of 10 volunteers 
  • Appropriate weed disposal organized 
  • Appropriate clothing (long pants/shirts, closed toe shoes) 
  • First Aid Kit 
  • One adult for every five children participating 
  • Pickup Truck (if possible) 
  • Commit to four hours of weed pulling 

If you meet the above criteria, CLICK HERE TO REGISTER your weed pull event.

Further information:

Volunteer Groups 
Regional Committees 
Frequently Asked Questions
Become a member of the Spotter’s Network

*Honorariums are based on availability of funding.

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Community Weed Pull (2009). Photo and Event: Northeast Invasive Plant Committee

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  • “Parks Canada and Canadians have benefited from the partnership to have on-the-ground Hot Spots crews, and we would be happy to work with a crew in the future at one of our many national parks and national historic sites that are in need of invasive plant management.”

    Brian Reader, Species at Risk Manager, Parks Canada

  • "We had a great hike at Kenna Cartwright Park. The kids built a snowman and we all enjoyed the views. The outreach worker showed us some plants that don't belong in the park, gave us info about them and what to do about them, and gave us all some cool gifts from the Invasive Plant Council. Thank you!"

    Susan Hammond, Kamloops Young Naturalist Club

  • “I am impressed with the coverage of the GIS mapping data now available. I will be developing an Invasive Species Management Plan for Pacific Spirit over the next several years and these maps will help as a coarse indication of current conditions, and in guiding initial inventory and monitoring efforts.”

    Markus Merkens, Pacific Spirit Park area manager, Metro Vancouver

  • “Our crew has finished their work at Fort Rodd Hill National Historic Site and Gulf Islands National Park Reserve. I want to thank you, on behalf of Parks Canada, for providing the crew to us. They were well-trained and got a lot of important restoration work done in our nationally-important heritage areas.”

    Brian Reader, Species at Risk Manager, Parks Canada

  • “Thank you for orchestrating access to the Hot Spots crew for GINPR.  This crew allowed us to move the restoration project on Princess Margaret ahead by months if not by years.”

    Wayne Bourque, Superintendent of Gulf Islands National Park Reserve, Parks Canada

  • “Working with the Hot Spots crew in Saanich in 2010, we practiced different methods to treat knotweed with glyphosate using the injection gun on several sites. With these skills I was able to implement Saanich's first knotweed eradication pesticide treatment program for private properties.”

    Donna Wong, Environmental Stewardship Officer, District of Saanich

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