RLCP Update November 2021

The River Lark, West Stow

After a very unusual year, it has been such a delight to restart our restoration work and training courses again this Autumn. We are so grateful to our fabulous volunteers for their patience and hard work in such uncertain times. Here is a little update of what we’ve been up to since May:

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Himalayan Balsam – removing this intruder!

Preserving the environmental heritage of Bury St Edmunds and its beautiful water meadows can be a challenge, not least when the offending invader is the pretty pink plant known as Himalayan Balsam. 12 volunteers from the Bury Water Meadows group (BWMG) recently met in Holywater Meadows and The Butts to rid the River Linnet of this plant which has seeds that will explode up to 22 feet. A second weekend work party has now completed clearance of the Linnet and made a start at No Mans Meadows on clearing the Lark. What is Himalayan Balsam? … Read more