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River Action: Silkstream Park

May 20 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Get your hands dirty to make your river cleaner!

Silkstream Park, by the pond 

Join us for practical conservation work on the Silk Stream in SilkstreamPark! Depending on how the site is on the day we’ll be doing the following river work:

    • Urban Riverfly Monitoring – we’ll do a quick river dip to see what’s living in that section of river. It’s a good indicator of river health and gives us chance to collect some rough species data. More info here. 
    • Balsam Bashing – Himalayan Balsam is an invasive non-native species and spreads along riverbanks very easily. In early summer, before they have seeded you can pull these out to stop the spread. More info here.
    • River Clean-up – most sites will have some litter in them so we’ll be sure to pull out as much as we can.

Things to know:

    • Wear weather appropriate, comfortable clothing
    • We will provide tools, wellies and waders (where needed)
    • Bring a bottle of water
    • Everyone welcome, some of the work is physical and in a river but there should be something for everyone
    • There are no toilets in this park – nearest are Burnt Oak Library, Montrose Playing Fields or Asda (all a 5-10 minute walk away)
    • Places are limited so sign up via Time to Spare app below:

Any questions contact Oli:, 07597 577 793


May 20
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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