Himalayan Balsam Bashing – 1 July 2013

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Join us to help control the invasive species, Himalayan Balsam on the North Edinburgh cycleway on Monday 1st July, 6.30-8pm.

Himalayan Balsam is an invasive species not native to Britain. It takes over large patches of damp ground, making it very difficult for our native plants, such as bluebells, to grow as there is not enough light filtering through. It also reduces the ecological value of the land and leaves the soil vulnerable to erosion.
Come along to help us get rid of Himalayan Balsam and let our native plants grow!

Meeting point: Ferry Road, next to George Heriots Astroturf. Steps down onto cycle path, opposite Clark Avenue.

After starting times, come down onto the cyclepath and turn left towards Five Ways junction to find us!  All welcome and gloves will be provided but please wear long trousers, long sleeves and sturdy shoes.

For further information, please contact Esperanza Martin on 0131 445 4025 or email esperanza@elgt.org.uk

This event celebrates the Year of Natural Scotland and has been supported by the Central Scotland Green Network and Scottish Natural Heritage.

 

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