Invasive Non-Native Species (INNS) are the second largest threat to global biodiversity (just below habitat loss) and all along Yorkshire’s waterways we can see the colonisation spreading year by year. Yorkshire Wildlife Trust are on the front line, battling the tide of INNS such as Himalayan balsam, Japanese knotweed and Giant Hogweed.
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As a task day leader you will liaise with the project officer to coordinate a series of task days during April- July. You’ll provide a warm welcome to volunteers and keep everyone safe on the day by maintaining good health and safety while the task is happening. You’ll lead the task from start to finish. Communicating a strong message about why we need to remove INNS. You’ll take care of essential task day admin and make sure the volunteers are happy throughout the day. You’ll receive full training before you get started.
The task days will take place in various locations across Yorkshire (Aire and Calder catchment, Yorkshire Derwent catchment). In East Yorkshire we'd like volunteers to help in the Stamford Bridge Area.