The funded Carrick Invasive Species Project has now come to an end.  Ayrshire Rivers Trust will continue to provide a supporting role to the volunteers and community with the control of Himalayan balsam and Japanese knotweed under the CIRB project run by Gordon Macdermid, the new contact details for Gordon are   01292 737300.

The CISP was designed to raise awareness of the issues associated with INNS and to provide people from the local area with the skills required to undertake the sustainable control of these key species long term.

  • Raise awareness of INNS issues amongst local communities and landowners.
  • Education.
  • Community involvement.
  • Volunteer training.
  • Japanese knotweed and Himalayan balsam best practice control.
  • American mink monitoring and control, monitor water vole populations.
  • Promote biosecurity to prevent spread of invasive plants within the catchment and raise awareness to prevent introduction of American signal crayfish from surrounding counties.

If you are interested in volunteering and helping tackle these INNS in your area of Carrick please get in touch with Gordon.

Huge thanks to everyone has been involved so far and I hope we can continue with the great effort that has been put in to date.

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