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Our weekly volunteering tasks are growing in popularity and with such an enthusiastic and hardworking group we have made great strides in improving habitat. 

September marked an end to balsam bashing season with more than 5,000km of riverbank cleared of Himalayan balsam.

Volunteers have also been busy clearing water soldier and snowberry (two non-native species) from ponds in Woolsington.

Autumn marks the start of our work to plant 3,000 trees across the Tyne catchment. Jenny Dowden, Volunteer Coordinator at Tyne Rivers Trust says: “Tree planting is such an important part of our volunteer work. Trees provide dappled shade to keep rivers cool which is especially important with a changing climate.

Find out more about volunteering here.

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