River Club is our volunteer campaign which helps to improve the Island’s watercourses.
Himalayan balsam has infested the banks of the Eastern Yar, Wroxall Stream and Scotchells Brook. There is also small patches on the Medina River and Merstone Stream at Blackwater. Volunteers participate in an annual campaign to hand pull the plant from these areas.
We also carry out winter work on some of the rivers and streams too. This helps us access the banks in summer for invasive species control, and has the added benefit of removing some obstacles that could cause flooding.
Working with the I Watch Wildlife project River Club are brushing up on their plant id skills so they can record the native flora on our river banks.
You can Be Plant Wise and you can become a volunteer for our Himalayan Balsam control campaign.
This project is co-ordinated by Natural Enterprise. For more details please call 01983 296244 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
or complete our online form.