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Himalayan Balsam Bashing!

Himalayan Balsam Bashing

Mon 8 Aug 2016

“Big Pull Fortnight” started in unusually warm sunshine on Saturday 25 June in Cheadle. Members of the Churnet Valley Living Landscape Partnership (CVLLP) joined the Friends of Cecilly Brook and Hales Hall to help tackle the Himalayan Balsam from along the nature reserve. Both old and young helped to remove the weed from the site which is one of the most important sites for water voles in Staffordshire. 

The Friends of Cecilly Brook and Hales Hall Pool are always looking for new members to join them; they help to protect, conserve and enhance the natural environment of the reserve, if you are interested please email: cecillymill@btinternet.com

A second session took place at Cecilly Brook on Wednesday 29 June with volunteers from Staffordshire Moorlands work clubs joining the CVLLP group and even though not so fortunate with the weather, the “balsam bashing” went ahead!

If you wish to join us over the summer, work parties have been organised all along the waterways in the Valley. For further details please visit the Churnet Valley website