SPRITE project on the River Don replaces invasive plants with native wild flowers

Volunteers for the River Don Trout in the Town project (SPRITE) have successfully replaced invasive Himalayan balsam on a section of river bank with a range of native wild flowers and grasses. For photos and video, see Paul Gaskell’s blog post here

The SPRITE team are now on the trail of Giant Hogweed – a very nasty invasive plant that causes a rash that becomes worse when exposed to the sun. See blog post by Ian Rotherham here.

For more information on invasive non native plants, click here or buy this book, written by Theo Pike, the inspiration behind the Wild Trout Trust’s Trout in the Town programme.