Himalayan balsam (Impatiens glandulifera) is a non-native invasive plant that grows rapidly and spreads quickly, smothering other vegetation as it goes, particularly on damp ground such as riverbanks. In Winter, the plant dies back, leaving banks bare and vulnerable to erosion.
Pulling the invasive plant before it has set seeds has been shown to be amongst the easiest and best methods of control of this species and an absolute necessity to protect our river banks. This can be done through June and July.
In groups, we can make our way downstream along a watercourse pulling out the balsam before it can do its damage.
If you are interested in attending any of the dates then get in touch with Amy on firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!