On 23rd and 30th June the team participated in two days of Big Himalayan Balsam Pulling to support Surrey Heath Borough Council and the community – and what a success it was!
Himalayan Balsam Pull is an invasive non-native species which is widespread along many rivers across the country. The issue is the species extensive coverage along river banks, which once it dies during the winter, leaves the river banks exposed to excessive erosion. This negatively impacts local river ecosystems, including the resultant silt smothering fish and invertebrate eggs.
Pictures from the two days can be found below, courtesy of Steve Harris. If you would like to find out more about our work, please do not hesitate to contact Jerry Brownlee.
Author: Isobel Gould