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Invasive plants, often called weeds, are plants that are not native to British Columbia, 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!

Now anyone in BC can easily submit invasive plant sites - simply choose from two easy ways to report invasive plants electronically - fast, easy and effectively.

Android Report-a-Weed app

Report-a-Weed Mobile App

The mobile Report-a-Weed BC app is available free of charge for both iPhone and Android platforms. It 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.

A quick overview of the app and its many features can be viewed here.

Please note that the Report-a-Weed app can be used off-line as well; simply complete the report, click 'Submit' and the report will be sent as soon as you are back in cell coverage.

Download the Report-a-Weed mobile app now:

For Android: here        For iPhone: here

"Healthy, functioning BC ecosystems, free of the impacts of invasive plants."