Volunteering: Himalayan Balsam pull at Cockermouth

22nd June 2021

Join us in Cockermouth from 3pm to 7pm on Tuesday 22 June (we have start times at both 3pm and 5pm in case you can’t make the whole session).

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 as we’ll show you what to do. Everyone is welcome - as long as you are happy bending down and pulling up plants! Under 18s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

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. Limited parking is available but there are no facilities on site.

How to book 

Places are limited due to current restrictions so please let us know you’ll be coming by booking a place:

Can’t make the whole event but still want to get involved? No problem! we’re running two start times at 3pm and 5pm so as many people can get involved after work as possible!

It would be useful for everyone to make one of these start times to see the demo, but we’d love people to be able to join us after work. Please just let us know if you’ll be late.

Questions about this event? Contact Esther on esther@westcumbriariverstrust.org