FotS and T21 teams to tackle invasive alien in Sidcup

Friends of the Shuttle have  scheduled an extra event on Wednesday 27th May Sidcup Golf Club, Hurst Road, Sidcup, Kent. DA15 9AW.

Floating Pennywort – a highly invasive non-native species (see link below for more information) – has been growing in the lakes at the golf club and as the River Shuttle runs through the course, it is in our interests to try and eradicate it before it spreads into the River.

FPW forms incredibly dense mats of vegetation which can completely cover the surface of the water and it can grow up to 20cm in a day.  On this our first visit we will be endeavouring to physically remove as much of the plant as possible.

We will be meeting in the car park of the Golf club at 10:30 and, as ever, please let us know if you plan to attend and tell us your shoe size so that we can provide chest waders.  This event will be run in conjunction with the Thames21 Cray Riverkeeper crew.

http://www.ceh.ac.uk/sci_programmes/documents/hydrocotyleranunculoides.pdf

Best wishes, Jane

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