Volunteer Day

Friday 8th July 2022

Balsam Bashing

River Waring

River Waring – Balsam Bashing

Date – Friday 8th July 2022

Time  – 10.30pm – 3pm

Please let us know if you’re coming to a volunteer day


This particular site is a private residence so please email for details of the location and parking


  1. Suitable outdoor clothing such as waterproof and long-sleeved top and trousers.
  2. Suitable footwear – sturdy walking boots or wellingtons.
  3. A pack lunch and a drink.
  4. Medication for yourself if you require it (please notify the volunteer coordinator before the day or before work starts)
  5. Emergency contact details

About the site

The owners of this fantastic site have been bravely battling balsam for many years and are making some headway but we’re here to give them a helping hand to eradicate this invasive species.

Himalayan balsam is a non-native species of plant and, although a hit with the bees, overshades our native bankside flowers then dies back in the winter leaving the banks open to erosion as the root system binding the soil disappears.