Invasive Species ID training

6th June 2016

Cumbria’s unique freshwater environment is increasingly under threat from invasive non native species (INNS). When they become established out of their native locations some species can cause severe and sometimes irreversible damage to the environment. By understanding which species are invasive we are better prepared to report their presence and control them.

This interactive workshop will familiarise participants with aquatic and riparian INNS. The workshops include an overview of the species, their ecology, distribution and basic control measures as well as covering the importance of biosecurity. Theses workshops help us to develop an ‘early warning network’ by making as many people as possible aware of the species that are likely to arrive in our waters, and equip them with the knowledge to identify and report possible introductions of them.

Booking essential.

Contact: Chris West, 07496590987 or chris@westcumbriariverstrust.org

Where: Santon Bridge Village Hall, Santon Bridge, CA19 1UY  (NY 11207 01535)

Time: 10am - 1pm