Japanese knotweed is a Tyne Catchment that can affect structures as it can grow through concrete. It also spreads at a high rate and can crowd out native species and leave the river bank bare and liable to erosion in winter. Small patches of Japanese knotweed can be controlled through the use of pesticide injected into the stem. This methods reduces the amount of pesticide needed and reaching the environment.
This sponsorship will allow six volunteers to be trained to apply pesticides safely to Japanese knotweed..
Adopt a Stream is a new project that engages communities with their streams and rivers through monitoring river health and taking action to conserve and improve them. By sponsoring an activity or equipment you can help the communities and the streams in the Tyne Catchment.