Our continued tasks to remove Floating Pennywort from the Blackwater River, have been recognised by the Environment Agency, who passed on their thanks for all our hard work. We’ve also mapped the distribution to allow us and our partners to better target and control this invasive non-native species.
If you would like to help reduce the spread of Floating Pennywort and similar species, then check out the Plant Wise campaign to raise awareness of the risks from introducing some plants into the countryside.
Also Stop the Spread gives useful ideas for biosecurity to reduce accidental spreading of damaging species between different lakes and rivers. For example any equipment we used for the Floating Pennywort (like buckets, waders and our boat) were very carefully decontaminated after each task.
Thank you to Jenny and the volunteers for all their hard work.
Senior Ranger Stuart