We’re supporting Invasive Non-Native Species Week – and you can too

The Angling Trust is proud to be supporting Invasive Non-Native Species Week (20-26 May) and will be attending and hosting events across the country.

Invasive Non-Native Species (INNS) Week is an annual event which is focused on raising awareness about the issues our angling venues and general environment are confronted with when plants and animals within the INNS group take hold.

INNS week will also highlight ways in which anglers and the general public can help prevent the spread and reduce the harmful impact of INNS and there will be a daily focus on specific topics including:

  • What are INNS?
  • How are INNS spread?
  • Why are INNS a problem?
  • What can I do?

Angling Trust Environment Officers and experts from other organisations will be on hand at a series of activities across the country for INNS plant removal exercises and to answer questions from those attending.

Anyone interested can sign up as a volunteer at the following Trust-supported events to help with the removal of plants such as Floating Pennywort and to learn more about what can be done on a local and individual level to reduce the impact of all INNS.

Monday 20 May – River Lee Navigation, Stonebridge Lock, Haringey

Sign up & volunteer here

Thursday, 23 May – Leeds Liverpool Canal, Tarleton, Preston

Sign up & volunteer here

Friday, 24 May – Fossdyke Navigation, Lincoln

Sign up & volunteer here

Sunday, 26 May – Outward Nature Trail, River Irwell, Bury

Sign up & volunteer here

More information on the week and INNS in general, is available on our dedicated webpage which will update as the week unfolds. You can also follow news on our social media pages on Facebook, X and Insta.


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