Volunteer Balsam Bash: Mexborough

07-06-18 10:00 - 13:00
Station House, Station Rd, Old Denaby, Mexborough S64 9AQ, UK
Address: Station House, Station Rd, Old Denaby, Mexborough S64 9AQ, UK

Don Valley Way Volunteer Day: Mexborough
Himalayan balsam is a plant with shallow roots which erodes the surface soil of riverbanks. By late summer its pink flowers develop ‘exploding’ seed heads which allow it to quickly spread and colonise wide areas. The plants take over the riverbank and prevent the growth of other native plants species. We hand-pull the plants between May and July, before they form seeds. The plants are easily removed from the soil, then crushed to stop them rooting again and safely disposed of on site.

Meeting Point: Meet at Mexborough train Station.
Time: 10am-1pm with a break for refreshments.
Please wear suitable clothing for outdoor work. Please note that there are no toilets on this site. Email [email protected] for more information or call task-leader Matt Duffy on 07825911973.

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    Joining us? All are welcome however not all of our sites are completely accessible to all, please check the access advice bellow. Please let us know if you are coming as a new volunteer so we can plan accordingly by emailing [email protected] or contacting project volunteer Coordinator Anthony Cox 07384 543124.

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