FVIPC
Fraser Valley Invasive Plant Council

About Us

The Fraser Valley Invasive Plant Council (FVIPC) is a non-profit society made up of volunteer members representing local and provincial government, NGO's, First Nations, naturalist clubs, industry, and the interested public. Members are committed to reducing the negative impacts caused by invasive plants. The FVIPC works within the Fraser Valley Regional District geographical boundary which includes the municipalities of Abbotsford, Mission, Chilliwack, Agassiz, Harrison Hot Springs, and Hope, and Electoral Areas A, B, C, D, E, F, and G. We are one of a network of 17 regional invasive species councils throughout the province, and work closely with these other councils and the Invasive Species Council of BC.

Collaboration occurs with the following land managers:

  • Federal, Provincial, Regional, and Municipal Government
  • Pipe Energy Companies
  • First Nations
  • Naturalist clubs and environmental stewardship groups
  • Academic institutions
  • Private landowners
  • Other non-profit organizations

The FVIPC Board of Directors consists of volunteer members from various stakeholder groups in the region.

Board Executives

  • Ken Schwaerzle, Dairy Farmer, President
  • Nichole Marples, Langley Environmental Partners Society, Vice-President/Treasurer
  • Guy Fried, BC Timber Sales, Secretary

Directors at large

  • Jennifer Meier, District of Mission
  • Janne Perrin, Miami River Streamkeepers
  • Renee Prasad, Instructor, University of the Fraser Valley
  • David Ralph, Ministry of Forests, Lands, and Natural Resources Operations
  • Amber Smith, Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure

Our funders and contributors

  • Ministry of Forests, Lands, and Natural Resources Operations
  • Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure
  • BC Hydro
  • FortisBC
  • Vancity
  • Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General
  • BC Parks
  • Fraser Valley Regional District
  • Invasive Species Council of BC