Cocker Catchment Volunteer Group: Himalayan Balsam pulling

10th June 2021

Meeting on the second Thursday of the month, the Cocker Catchment Volunteer Group helps with practical conservation tasks ranging from tree and hedge planting to invasive species management.

Next event: Thursday 10 June

Himalayan Balsam is an invasive, non-native plant that prevents native species from growing, chokes our waterways, and causes riverbank erosion. We’ll be pulling it up - no experience is necessary as we’ll show you what to do. 

Please bring waterproofs, wellies, lunch, drinks, and gloves if you have them. Tools will be provided.

Limited parking is available but there are no facilities on site. 

Book your place

Numbers are limited so booking is essential. Contact Sarah on or 07943 497672 to book or for any questions.

The Restoring the Derwent project is funded by the Green Recovery Challenge Fund, which is funded by Defra and being delivered by The National Lottery Heritage Fund in partnership with Natural England and the Environment Agency.