Volunteering: Himalayan Balsam pull at Simonscales, Cockermouth

13th July 2021

Join us at Simonscales, Cockermouth from 3pm to 7pm on Tuesday 13th July.

Himalayan Balsam is an invasive, non-native plant that prevents native species from growing, chokes our waterways, and causes riverbank erosion. We’ll be pulling it up – no experience is necessary and we’ll show you what to do. Everyone is welcome – as long as you are happy bending down and pulling up plants! Under 18’s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

What to bring

Please bring wellies or boots, gardening gloves, clothing suitable for the weather, and some food and drink. Long trousers and sleeves are preferable. Tools will be provided.

Facilities and getting to site

There is very limited parking, so walking and car sharing is preferred. There is a footpath from Double Mills to Simonscales which is a 20-30 minute walk.

If you are planning to drive, please contact Sarah on sarahclarke@westcumbriariverstrust.org to check there are still parking spaces available.

There are no facilities on site.

Book your place

Numbers are limited so booking is essential. Contact Sarah on sarahclarke@westcumbriariverstrust.org or 07943 497672 to book or for any questions.

Can’t make the whole event but still want to get involved? No problem, it would be preferable for everyone to be there for the demo at the beginning of the session but if you are planning on joining after work just let us know!