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Let's talk invasive plants!

Kamloops, BC - July 15, 2020 -  The Thompson-Nicola Invasive Plant Management Committee (TNIPMC) is hosting an invasive plant field day in Barriere. Invasive plant specialists will be on site to share information on Hoary alyssum and other invasive plants affecting the area.

The TNIPMC welcomes private land owners, land managers and members of the public to attend and learn about invasive plant management options, and folks are welcome to bring their unknown plants for identification. The TNIPMC has also made arrangements to have special guests on site to help control weeds - goats!

The field day will take place on Thursday, July 30th, 2020 at the North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo grounds located at 677 Barriere Lakes Road.

Two sessions will be held, with one in the morning from 9 am-12 pm and one in the afternoon from 1 pm-4 pm. Due to COVID-19 restriction, registration is mandatory with attendance for this event capped at 50 people per session.

Please register by Monday, July 20th  online at, by emailing, or call 1-877-377-8673.

About Invasive Plants

Invasive plants are plants that do not occur naturally in BC. The presence of invasive plants can cause environmental and/or economic harm, and some species can harm human health. They are extremely aggressive, reproduce rapidly, and often out-compete crops and native vegetation. Hoary alyssum is one of many invasive plants that are present within the TNRD that invades pastures and rangelands impacting forage production for livestock and wildlife. It is potentially toxic to horses.

About the TNIPMC

The Thompson Nicola Invasive Plant Management Committee is administered by the Thompson-Nicola Regional District (TNRD) and is comprised of 11 members with representation from a variety of perspectives (example, First nations, Industry, Government, Academia and more). We work together to stop the spread of invasive plants in the TNRD through treatment, education, coordination and communication. For more information visit

Media contact:

Coleen Hougen, Invasive Plant Management Coordinator
Thompson-Nicola Regional District
Tel.: 1-877-377-8673

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