Invasive Species Centre

Invasive Species Centre

October 02, 2013 15:57 ET

Invasive Species Centre: Media Advisory

SAULT STE. MARIE, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Oct. 2, 2013) -

What: Invasive Species Centre and Canadian Wildlife Federation "Bike for Wildlife" Sault Ste. Marie Event
When: Thursday, October 3, 2013, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Where: (1) Gymnasium, (2) Kindergarten classroom (3) School front to see cyclist off as she heads east
Queen Elizabeth Public School, 139 Elizabeth St., Sault Ste. Marie, ON, P6A 3Z5
Who: Guest Speakers: Dilhari Fernando, Invasive Species Centre Executive Director welcoming the Bike for Wildlife
Angella Goran, CWF Athletic Ambassador biking across Canada
Why: To encourage Canadians to get outdoors, connect to nature and lead active, healthy lifestyles.
To inform Canadians of ways that they can stop invasive species.
To highlight Sault Ste. Marie as a centre of expertise in invasive species prevention, detection and response and note the threat that invasive species pose to Canada's native wildlife and the burden invasive species place on our economy.

For more information, visit bikeforwildife.ca and invasivespeciescentre.ca.

About the Canadian Wildlife Federation:

The Canadian Wildlife Federation is a national non-profit charitable organization dedicated to ensuring an appreciation of our natural world and a lasting legacy of healthy wildlife and habitat. By spreading knowledge of human impacts on the environment, developing and delivering educational programs, sponsoring research, promoting the sustainable use of natural resources, recommending policy changes and co-operating with like- minded partners, CWF encourages a future in which Canadians can live in harmony with nature. For more information, visit CanadianWildlifeFederation.ca.

About the Invasive Species Centre:

The Invasive Species Centre is a non-profit, partnership-based organization. Its focus is on addressing threats from invasive species by facilitating cooperation, collaboration, coordination and communication between the wide range of stakeholder groups involved in prevention, detection and response activities. The ISC operates in three key areas: facilitating linkages between government and non-government agencies working in invasive species; functioning as a clearinghouse for information and knowledge exchange; and funding projects that promote a coordinated, evidence-based approach to invasive species.

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