View from the riverbank: Ditching the invasive species in Trout Beck and beyond

Date: Thursday 20 May | 6.30-7.15pm | virtual talk via Zoom

Himalayan balsam flowers

To mark the annual INNS (Invasive, Non-Native Species) week, join us for a talk about some of the Eden’s most prolific alien species!

Dr. Jenny Garbe, Trout Beck Project Manager, Dave Greaves, Species and Habitats Officer and Jenni Payne, Volunteer Coordinator will talk about their battle against one of Eden’s most prolific alien invaders – Himalayan balsam.

Find out about invasive species found in the Eden catchment (such as mink, Signal crayfish, Giant hogweed and Japanese knotweed) as well as why Himalayan balsam is bad news for our rivers and how you can do your bit to rid the Eden of this alien invader.

You’ll also hear about how we have taken a strategic approach to managing Himalayan balsam as part of our WEG funded project and how local communities have taken up the cause and are waging war against balsam.

The talk will be followed by a Q&A session where you can ask the team questions about invasive species.


How to book your place

You will need to register in advance via Zoom to book your place. Once you have registered, you will be sent a confirmation email with the details of how to log in. If you have any problems, please contact us at

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This is the last in a series of three “View from the riverbank” virtual talks we’re hosting via Zoom this spring, covering three areas close to our hearts – river restoration, natural flood management and the eradication of invasive non-native species. Check out the things to do web page to book your place on our other talks.

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