Himalayan Balsam is a plant which is rapidly spreading across the UK invading the banks of our rivers and streams, smothering our native plants and causing flooding. Pulling it up is the easiest way to control it.
Last years campaign was very successful, with 106 volunteers - including many local people - helping to clear a 675m stretch along the River Frome. Here’s what some pullers had to say about it:
‘Great morning – something very therapeutic about pulling up that balsam!’
‘Nice to meet new people and meet old friends.’
The organisers provide the equipment and guidance, you provide the pulling power.
Join us for a free Big Pull morning on:
Saturday 31 May
Saturday 7 June
Saturday 28 June
Saturday 12 July
The mornings run from 10am to 1pm. Meet at the far end of Celestine Road, Yate, BS37 5HB.
- All ages are welcome and there’s no need to book
- Free refreshments and snacks provided
- Please wear strong outdoor footwear and weatherproof clothing
- Long trousers and sleeves advised and sun cream and a hat if the weather is hot