St Nicks

Centre for nature and green living

18 Jul

Invasive Plant Clearance: Himalayan Balsam

Wed 18 Jul 2018 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Heworth Holme, Bad Bargain/Tang Hall Lane entrance, York, YO31 0RE

Balsam bashers
Balsam bashing is a fun activity for all ages

This week, meet at Heworth Holme (Tang Hall/ Bad Bargain Lane) at 6pm or St Nicks Environment Centre at 6:15pm to join the St Nicks team in helping to control Himalayan Balsam – a highly invasive non-native plant species which is threatening the future of the becks by destabilising their banks and luring pollinating insects away from native wildflowers. These evening sessions are vital in helping to ensure we can clear as much as possible before it seeds. We hope to sow the cleared areas with native wildflowers later in the year.

All ages and abilities are welcome, full training will be given. Under 13s need to be accompanied by an adult and 13-17 year olds need parental consent. Majority of the work is on beck banks and not footpaths but if mobility is an issue, please get in touch as we may be able to find a task nearer paths.

The events are part of our York Becks Project.

Free entry, no need to book for individuals. If you’d like to bring a group, please get in touch.

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