Himalayan Balsam Bash, Newport Canal
Can You Help Us Get Rid Of It?
10am Saturday 7th July - Black Shed, Water Lane, Newport TF10 7LD
Himalayan Balsam is an invasive non-native species that crowds
Himalayan Balsam is a non-native species that smothers other plants. Whilst it is pretty and colourful, it crowds out native plants and can take over whole areas of river and canal bank, causing bad erosion.
The stretch of the Newport Canal that is in water and the Strine Brook have become infested with Himalayan Balsam and, if it is left unchecked, it will wipe out the native plants which have helped to make this a Site of Special Scientific Interest.
If we pull out as much as we can we will be able to control it and beat it.
Himalayan Balsam pulls out easily. We need to remove as much of it as we can and we need volunteers to help us.
Can you spare a couple of hours? Please bring gloves and wear suitable footwear for working by the canal and clothing suitable for working in undergrowth.
Contact: John Myers 07711 858986 firstname.lastname@example.org