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Himalayan Balsam Bashing- River Rom
June 29 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
Your River Rom Needs You!
Join Thames21 and help remove a very invasive plant, Himalayan Balsam, from your local waterway, the River Rom.
Himalayan Balsam takes over the riverbanks, not allowing other species to grow. By helping remove the Himalayan Balsam you will help the health of the River Rom by:
1. Increasing biodiversity allowing other native plants to grow;
2. Decreasing soil erosion. Himalayan Balsam is an annual plant which dies back during the autumn. Consequently, due to its shallow roots, a large amount of soil erodes into the water and becomes silt.
This event is part of the Land of the Fanns, a programme to undo some of the damage caused by decades of human intervention on an old fen landscape encompassing the London boundary and South Essex.
Anyone of any age can join, no experience and no equipment necessary! But, under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult.
****IN ORDER TO KEEP EVENTS SAFE AND ENJOYABLE WE ARE LIMITING GROUP SIZE ****
Please register for this event by filling in your name and email address. We will be in touch with further information closer to the event. Thanks for taking a step in protecting your local river.
We look forward to meeting you!
River Rom Balsam BashingRegistration Form event Rom with the Land of the Fanns