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Rewarding Work And Awarding Work

I think we can all agree that the past few months have been incredibly difficult, and we have observed a lot of change. However, not all change is bad, and it seems the current health crisis has brought about a newfound appreciation for nature (or maybe just more validation in a long-found appreciation). Despite restrictions […]

Posted 23 October 2020 | Categories: Volunteers' diary | Tags: green flag community award, Himalayan balsam, Scything, seed sowing, volunteering

Himalayan Balsam – the scourge of our rivers!

Every year in May we get a little obsessive about Himalayan balsam. For those who don’t know it, this is a highly invasive plant which has taken over river banks, becks and ditches across the country. Whether it’s the Ouse, the Foss or local becks like Tang Hall and Osbaldwick, you don’t have to go […]

Posted 20 August 2020 | Categories: Spotlight on... | Tags: Himalayan balsam, wildlife, york becks