Weeds Across Borders Conference - Ottawa 2014
REGISTER TODAY for the 12th annual Weeds Across Borders (WAB) international conference on invasive species, October 14-17, 2014. The main forum will be held on Wednesday, October 15th and Thursday, October 16th.
Don’t miss keynote speaker, Kelly Church of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Ojibwe, Michigan. Kelly has a strong heritage as a basket weaver—she is among the largest black ash basket weaving family in Michigan, and teaches other communities all over the Great lakes and Canada! Kelly is a dedicated artist and activist who is working to sustain the tradition of Black ash basketry through workshops, art exhibits, documentaries and other outreach initiatives. Kelly will discuss how the Emerald Ash Borer is affecting the cultural tradition of black ash basketry among Natives and First Nations in the US and Canada, the impacts to cultural life, and the collaborative steps that are necessary to preserve and sustain this tradition.
Attend the pre-conference workshop, Moving from Awareness to Action: New Approaches for Communications Programs, on Tuesday, October 14th. This workshop will focus on current horticulture and aquatics programs and provide a framework for future initiatives as attendees hear from an expert in community-based social marketing on the tools and application of this cutting-edge approach to communications. This session will provide an overview of how to move people from understanding about invasive species to taking action to reduce the spread.
Looking for a first-hand look at invasive species management and control in Canada’s capital? Field Tours are organized on October 17th and include a choice of two tours, and one self-guided tour that participants can take at their leisure:
- Tour 1: Biocontrol and on-the-ground Management
- Tour 2: Invasive Species Management: Tools at Work
- Tour 3: A Self-Guided Tour of our Nation’s Capital and a Snapshot of its Urban Invasive Species
This conference will be held at the Delta Ottawa City Centre, Ottawa, Ontario Canada, and will include multiple invasive species-related sessions on collaboration and partnerships, emerging issues and information, and communications and building awareness—all delivered by individuals and organizations from Canada, US and Mexico.
The Weeds Across Borders (WAB) conference will cover the interests of professionals and organizations from various jurisdictions across North America with a common interest in sharing information and improving invasive species management, including weeds, throughout North America. Hosted by the Canadian Council on Invasive Species and its many partners who help make it possible, the goal of the conference is to provide a forum for educating, sharing and disseminating knowledge about invasive species management (including weed management), regulatory issues and concerns about invasive species spread across and between all jurisdictional boundaries across Mexico, Canada and the United States.
For more information, please contact: Gail Wallin, co-chair, Canadian Council on Invasive Species at (250) 305-9161 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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Hosted by The Canadian Council on Invasive Species (CCIS), with the support of an international advisory committee.