Dedham Vale and Stour Vale Partnership will be carrying out their annual control of the invasive plant species, Himalayan Balsam, along the banks of the River Stour.
This plant is damaging to the natural environment as it dominates large areas reducing habitat for native plant species and then dying back in the winter leaving bare banks that are then vulnerable to erosion. They also dominate the bees attention; the bees will favour this plant over species, reducing the level of pollination of native species.
If you would like to help to improve the banks of the River Stour and get some exercise in the bargain then please see the details here. The work will be carried out between 24th May till 5th July 2017.