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THE INVADER 2016 (volume 3)
December 30, 2016

Featured Event: AISC Annual Conference & AGM Featured Article: The Himalayan Balsam eradication program at Pigeon Lake - a success story Featured Species: Hawkweed, yellowdevil*

 The fall is here, leaves are turning and dropping.  It is time to look ahead to the winter conference season.  

Check out these upcoming events; 


Calling for volunteers !!!  AISC Casino on November 12 & 13

Organization for the upcoming fundraising casino for the AISC Nov 12 and 13, at Cowboys Casino in Calgary, is underway. While many volunteer positions for this event have been filled, there are still key volunteers positions that are vacant. If you are available to help out, please let us know by email at  

Funds from this casino are critical for AISC to continue to run initiatives that stop the introduction and spread of invasives species.   

From our experience fundraising casinos can be a lot of fun, so we encourage you to participate. For those who are coming from out of town, please note that the council can assist with covering travel costs (gas, accommodation and food).Note: All volunteers must be at least eighteen years of age. Food will be provided during all shifts, and volunteers are expected to refrain from gambling or consuming alcohol while on duty. You will meet some great people and have some FUN too!


AISC is looking for a new Executive Director, someone to lead the fight against invasive species!  

Is that a role you are interested in?  Or do you know someone that might be?  

Check out the POSTING

The deadline for submitting a resume is October 31st, 2016.

Attacking Common Tansy in the MD of Greenview

Want to know who was involved?  Want to find out how many garbage bags full of invasive plants were gathered?  Check out the full STORY

AISC Fact Sheet Survey

AISC is collecting feedback on the Fact Sheets we have available on the website.  Please click on LINK and complete a short 5 minute survey.  Thanks in advance for taking the time to provide feedback!

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