Coastal Invasive Species Committee


Don Hare joins Coastal ISC as the new Executive Director


Don Hare joins Coastal ISC as the new Executive Director

Don PhotoThe Coastal ISC Board of Directors is very pleased to announce that Don Hare is the new Executive Director.  Don brings over 17 years of hands-on operational and strategic invasive plant management experience to our team, having managed invasive species for Canada as the subject matter expert for Dow AgroSciences, and most recently in his role as the program coordinator for Alberta Invasive Species Council.  Don is passionate about invasive species management and looks forward to protecting our region from the impacts of invasive species.  He looks forward to meeting you at our many events this year.

At this time the Coastal ISC Board would like to thank Rachelle McElroy, outgoing Executive Director,  for the passion and creativity that she contributed over the last five and a half years.  Since Rachelle started in the fall of 2011, she has led the transition and re-branding of the society from a plant to a species committee, launched innovative community action projects (e.g. 'Knot on My Property") and diversified the Society's funding sources for financial sustainability.  Since Rachelle's first day in 2011, the Coastal ISC and its partners have grown dramatically, from working with one regional district to now, all nine are participating, in addition to all levels of government, First Nations, community groups, utilities, farmers, private forestry companies and concerned citizens.


The Coastal ISC Board continues to celebrate its role as generating more awareness and facilitating efficient and cooperative invasive species management in the region under its new leadership. 

More updates from the Coastal ISC in the Spring Enewsletter

Don can be reached at by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone 250-871-5117