Tell us how you connect with nature for a chance to win a CKISS prize pack.
April 22, 2020 marks the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day! It all started in the US on April 22, 1970 as an idea for a nation to focus on the environment. Today 192 countries and 1 billion people partake in Earth Day to demonstrate support for environmental protection.
To celebrate Earth Day we are running a contest on our Facebook Page from April 22-30, 2020! We want to hear how you connect with nature? Are you a star gazer? Weed puller? Mountain climber? Forest bather?
How to Enter:
Step 1: Go to the CKISS Facebook page Step 2: Find our Earth Day Giveaway Post (it's the first post on our page) Step 3: Use the comment button to answer the question: "How do you connect with nature?". Only one entry per person please. Step 4: Stay tuned to your Facebook messenger inbox the first week of May to find out if you're the winner of the CKISS prize pack!
The lucky winner will receive a CKISS prize pack; which includes a CKISS shirt, boot brush, CKISS tote bag, Field Guide to Noxious Weeds and a cookbook titled "They’re Cooked: Recipe book to combat invasive species."
Give feedback on CKISS applications to the 2020 Columbia Basin Trust Community Initiatives and Affected Areas Program Funding (CIP/AAP) program.
Regional District of Central Kootenay
(Communities Pulling Together and EcoGarden Plant List)
The online engagement tool is available from May 1, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. to May 11, 2020 at 8:00 a.m.
on the RDCK website
Regional District of Kootenay Boundary
(Boot Brush and Communities Pulling Together)
The engagement tool is available April 17 to April 27 on the online engagement site .
Five FREE & SIMPLE things you can do to protect our ecosystems from the harmful impacts of invasive species.
Invasive species can out compete native species for resources and space, drastically lowering the biodiversity of ecosystems. Humans are the #1 way invasive species spread by 'hitchhiking' onto watercraft, clothing, vehicles and even your pet!
During this time of uncertainty, CKISS hopes that you and your loved ones are staying safe and healthy. As we self-isolate from our new home "offices", we are doing our best to prepare for necessary adjustments in our work plans for the 2020 field season.
One of the biggest changes you may notice is that our in-person events, workshops, field trips, training sessions, and community "weed pulls" are going to be either modified to online delivery, postponed, or cancelled. We are investigating new delivery models for our outreach and education programming, and want to assure you that we are working hard to fulfill our goals to provide invasive species information and resources in a safe and effective way this year. Stay tuned for more updates!
On a positive note, it seems likely that the great majority of our field operations will continue as planned, with new protocols in place to ensure the safety of staff and contractors.
Although you might not see us at our outreach booth this season, we want you to know that we are available to answer any questions you may have or support you with resources, virtual training, and on-the-ground operations.