CDD logoClean, Drain, Dry staff are now working in five locations across southern BC. These staff members are providing information to boaters at boat launches, and collaborating with local lakeside stewardship groups to encourage adoption of the clean, drain and dry desired behavior. This behavior helps to reduce the spread of invasive plants and organisms such as Eurasian watermilfoil, zebra mussels and didymo, among others.  

The goal is to increase the number of boaters and community organizations who have ‘committed’ to clean, drain, dry boats and equipment. 

TakeAction PentictonMarinaISCBC, along with provincial government, is working closely with neighboring jurisdictions to ensure consistent messages and resources targeted at boaters and boating organizations. BC and Alberta is working closely to ensure consistent protocols for communication, monitoring and boat inspections. The goal is to stop the spread of invasive species within BC and to keep invasive mussels from entering the province.  

TakeAction SummerlandWork is underway with water-based organizations and key infrastructure groups to organize and host a ‘think tank’ on how to avoid the economic impacts caused by invasive mussels.  In addition, preliminary work will begin on outreach resources targeted at reducing the spread of invasives through the aquarium and pet trade.

For more information on the Clean Drain Dry program, contact ISCBC: or phone at: (250) 305-1003 or 1-888-933-3722

Read the Take Action (CDD) Program 2012 Final Report.

The Ministry of Environment has recently updated the Controlled Alien Species Regulations for BC. This report include schedules with a focus on aquatic species that ‘pose a risk to property, wildlife or wildlife habitat’- brought into force Dec. 18th, 2012.


In Your Words...

  • “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

  • “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

  • “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

  • “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

  • “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

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