Golden Community Invasive Plant Program 2019 Final Report released

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Wildsight Golden’s recently wrapped up the 2019 Community Invasive Plant Program (CIPP),which aimed to decrease invasive plant infestations while increasing public awareness about the environmental, social and economic impacts invasive plants can have on Golden. This final report: CIPP Final Report 2019_Final Aug 12 2019  outlines the actions and results achieved by our program in 2019. The CIPP works in partnership with the Town of Golden and the Columbia-Shuswap Invasive Species Society (CSISS), towards reducing invasive plant populations within the Town of Golden through public outreach, as well as a variety of non-toxic mechanical treatment methods. A total of 226 bags of invasive plants were removed during the 2019 CIPP, bringing the program’s total (since its establishment in 2010), to 2,152 bags of weeds!  Public outreach was an important element of the 2019 CIPP and included four invasive plant information tables set up at community events, private landowner outreach and two successful Community Weed Pull Events.