Invasive plants, often called weeds, are plants that are not native to British Columbia (BC) and cause lasting environmental and economic harm. Some are toxic, or otherwise harmful to humans or animals. These plants can establish and spread quickly, and outcompete our native vegetation. Eradication and control efforts cost BC taxpayers millions of dollars every year.
The Report-a-Weed BC app lets you report weed sightings anywhere in BC, in just a few simple steps. Your report will go to one of BC's invasive plant specialists, who will coordinate follow-up activities with the appropriate local authorities.
The app can be used off-line to create submissions as well; simply click ‘Submit’ and the report will be sent as soon as you are back in cell coverage. There’s a map of BC that displays the 500 most recent submission details, and you can search through images of all invasive plant species on the list.
Your involvement will help land owners and invasive plant managers in their early detection and rapid response activities, as well as enhance the knowledge of current distribution of established invasive plant species!
If you are interested in learning more about Report-a-Weed BC please visit www.reportaweedbc.ca.