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INNS Out of Brent – invasive non-native species training – Part 1 online
August 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Invasive non-native species (INNS) of plants, animals and fungi are highly damaging to aquatic ecosystems.
Would you like to help get INNS Out of the Brent?
We are calling on volunteers in the River Brent catchment to help ID and record the location of key invasive plants and to help with the removal of Himalayan balsam.
Following this two part course trainees will be able to:
- identify invasive species commonly found around urban waterways in the UK
- describe why these species are are problem
- use a Cartographer survey to record the location of specific invasive plants
- understand how this monitoring contributes to the Brent Catchment Partnership work to tackle INNS
- demonstrate to other people how to safely remove Himalayan balsam from along a river
This course is taking place on:
Part 1 – Tuesday 17th August, 6 pm – 7:30 pm – ONLINE
Part 2 – Saturday 21st August, 10:30 am – 1:30 pm – PRACTICAL at Watling Park, Brent
Note: you can attend just one part of this course but you will gain theoretical understanding and practical experience by attending both.
If you would like to participate contact Poppy Flint to request a registration form.
Full details for accessing the training will be sent out a few days in advance.
Please note, places are limited so please only register if you are committed to attending. People who have volunteered locally or live in the Brent catchment area will have priority booking.