A series of balsam-pulling days are being organised along the Beane and Mimram to try and control this invasive plant species.
They will focus, where possible, on the upper stretches of the river catchments, to try and limit the number of seeds being washed downstream. Himalayan balsam can quickly become dominant along a riverbank, shading out native bankside vegetation and contributing to the erosion of the bank in winter, when the balsam dies back.
Dates for the balsam-pulling work parties are:
11th June (fully booked with a college group though)
(+ maybe some in August if its suitable).