Following on from a successful balsam bashing event some weeks ago, the Wear Rivers Trust is once again hosting an event in Hopper’s Wood this Friday.
Location: Hopper’s Wood (east of the railway), Durham
Time: 10am – 12pm
Date: Friday 29th July
Meeting point: Frankland Lane, DH1 5TE. Everyone is welcome to this event and the team will be meeting at the end of the public car parking spaces which run along the roadside (what3words location: overnight.invent.flap). Please note, parking is pay and display in this area.
Himalayan Balsam in an invasive non-native species (INNS) of plant that is becoming very dominant in Durham. Its growth stops the spread of native plants and reduces the biodiversity of our woodlands and riverbanks.
Come along to Hopper’s Wood on Friday 29th July, meet the Education and INNS
Officers at the Wear Rivers Trust.
Learn about the impact of invasive non-native species on our riverbanks and surrounding woodland and help to clear some of the invasive Himalayan Balsam from the wood. The activity is organised by the Wear Rivers Trust and is free to participate.
This event is aimed at families but all are welcome!
The Parish Council is delighted to be supporting the work of the Wear Rivers Trust on their invasive non-native species project, to help improve our City riverbanks.
The Himalayan Balsam in Hopper’s Wood
To find out more go to the Wear Rivers Trust Website and click on Get involved