Get Involved - INNS Control

We are always looking for more people to get involved in controlling invasive non-native species around the catchment.

The majority of our workforce on the DINNS Project are volunteers and volunteer groups who are working with us to tackle INNS on their local patch. It may be that you or your group want to tackle INNS in your local area or maybe you are looking for a group to join.

Training

We offer training on the many different techniques used for each species such as hand pulling for Himalayan balsam and we also offer a limited number of places on national training courses such as Safe use of Pesticides near water (PA6AW) and brush cutter training.

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Equipment

In order to carry out control we can help your group to purchase control equipment such as knapsack sprayers, stem injection kits and cutting equipment. We can also help your group by providing safety equipment such as waders, life jackets and gloves for working on river banks. Alternatively our project partners can also loan equipment to your group for short periods to enable work to be carried out without the need to worry about storing expensive equipment or chemicals.

Weedspraying Sodylt by WDT volunteer

Volunteer task days

Our project delivery partners are often looking for volunteers to join them on task days to tackle INNS in specific areas. A up-to-date list of task days across the catchment are displayed here along with contact information so you can get in touch with the task leader directly.

Task days are great for individuals and groups but also for corporate groups looking for team building days and can be arranged to accommodate your organisations specific needs. We do charge a nominal fee of £50 for a corporate event which is put straight back into the DINNS project to enable us to continue to carry out our work.

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If you are interested in getting involved in INNS control on the Dee catchment then please contact us to discuss your requirements.