As part of the CIRB project we have trained over 30 volunteers to PA6AW level (safe use of pesticides). This qualification allows the operator to use a knapsack sprayer to apply chemical and in our case treat Invasive Non Native Plant Species (INNPS) around water.
For 2014 we are looking to train more volunteers and we are again offering free training. The first of these training courses will be taking place on the 20th and 21st of March with the exam the following week.
Trained volunteers will help with the control of INNS across riparian Ayrshire to compliment the work carried out by contractors. As this is the last year of the current CIRB project it is essential that we have as many volunteers trained as possible so we can continue to tackle these INNPS in future years. On passing the exam, volunteers will gain a NPTC qualification and in some cases our volunteers have used this qualification to gain employment with companies that carry out INNPS control.
Anyone interested in taking part can email me firstname.lastname@example.org or call me on 01292 521223 to book your place.
TELEPHONE NUMBERS ARE CHANGING AT THE TRUST DUE TO OUR IMMINENT OFFICE MOVE. OUR NEW MAIN NUMBER IS 01292 521223. THE OLD NUMBER WILL BE SWITCHED OFF IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS. ONCE THE LINES ARE MOVED WE WILL CONFIRM ANOTHER NEW NUMBER.
Our new address will be Ayrshire Rivers Trust, 1 Gibbs Yard, Scottish Agricultural College, Auchincruive, Ayr KA6 5HW
*PLEASE NOT THAT ALL PLACES HAVE NOW BEEN FILLED FOR THIS COURSE*