Balsam Bash – Volunteer events
Himalayan Balsam despite having these beautiful pink flowers, it is in fact a non native invasive which is invading and damaging our rivers and wet woodlands. Would you like to help remove this plant and protect our rivers? Volunteer with us and save our rivers. No experience needed. Just enthusiasm to get involved. Covid controls in place. Spaces are limited.
To register for free please contact Chloe at: [email protected]
Learn more about Non-Native Invasive Species in the Colne Valley
The Colne Valley Regional Park covers 43 square miles and is interspersed with a variety of habitats and over 200km of rivers and canals. This beautifully diverse area is under attack by “space invaders” that threaten to disrupt the natural order of its aquatic and riparian ecosystems. These invaders – Floating Pennywort, Himalayan Balsam, Giant Hogweed, and Japanese Knotweed – are non-native invasive species (NNIS) which can significantly impact plant biodiversity, human society and economic interests. In a 2010 study from the Centre for Agriculture and Bioscience International it was estimated that invasive species cost the British economy £1.7Bn per year. Learn more in following article: