Invasive Weeds Control supported by Tesco’s Bags of Help Fund

I am pleased to announce that we have been awarded £8000 by Tesco’s Bags of Help Fund to support Invasive Weeds control on the Girvan and Stinchar in 2017. Through this project each catchment will be provided with training, tools, chemical, guidance and support from ART staff in the control of these plants. Each catchment will be provided with a bio security box that contains cleaning kits to decontaminate tools and PPE. This is critical in preventing the spread of water borne diseases, pathogens and invasive plants. ART staff will resurvey each catchment identifying the worst affected areas allowing a targeted control regime to be implemented by volunteers and staff. ART staff will coordinate and work alongside volunteers to strim, pull and spray these plants. ART staff and Trustees would like to thank all those who voted for our project. Watch the blog and our Facebook page for updates on the project which will commence in 2017. An example of a path network being gradually lost to Japanese knotweed – without control paths can easily be lost to this plant.   An example of a monoculture of Japanese knotweed on the banks of the Muck Water in the Stinchar catchment Tesco has…

Source: Ayshire River Trust – Invasive Weeds Control supported by Tesco’s Bags of Help Fund