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Balsam Bashing

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Project Summary

A new urban site for Yorkshire Wildlife Trust! Come along and help us remove invasive Himalayan Balsam to make way for native plant species.

Need to know

  • Start Date: 05/07/2019
  • End Date: 05/07/2019
  • County: West Yorkshire
  • Organisation Name: Yorkshire Wildlife Trust
  • Project Category: Improving habitats,Other


Project Description

Meeting point:

By the boulders, on the left where Hollas Lane becomes Copley Valley Road. Free parking is available on Hollas Lane just after turning off from the A6026, before the bridge.

Useful information for Task Days

Things you need to know:

  • Task days start at 10am and usually run until 4pm.
  • Sometimes task days may change because of adverse weather. Please check the website for updates.
  • If you’re new to a site, please call the relevant contact to check task day details and let them know you’re coming.
  • New volunteers will need to provide emergency contact details and relevant medical details before beginning, just in case of any incident or accident.

What you should bring:

  • A packed lunch and plenty to drink.
  • Hard-wearing shoes, boots or wellies
  • Old clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty.
  • Waterproofs, sunscreen and insect repellent when necessary, you never know what the weather will do!

Tools and gloves will be provided.