Local Area Events: Peak

Start time: 09:30

BMC 'Get Stuck In' - Invasive Species Clearance at Hayfield, Peak District

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Location of event
Sett Valley Trail car park , Hayfield, Derbyshire, SK22 2ES [View in google maps]
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Join us in this invasive species clearance project on Tuesday 20th August.
The western edges of Kinder have been colonised by rhododendron bushes. Although attractive to look at, rhododendrons are an invasive species, which outcompete all native plants, so nothing grows underneath, reducing biodiversity. With heavy rain the bare peat underneath washes away, adding to erosion, reducing quality of drinking water and increasing flood risk. We want to keep the peat on the hill where it stores huge amounts of carbon.
There has been a long-term National Trust project to remove rhododendron from Kinder, but pockets remain, and to complete the project BMC members have been asked to help remove remaining plants in some areas of woodland above Little Hayfield, Derbyshire.
Removing rhododendrons will benefit nature, reduce flood risk, improve our water quality and help fight climate change.


Who can come
This event is open to BMC members and accompanying friends, over 18.
You must register, stating which day(s) you wish to attend the event, together with full name, email address, mobile phone number to the organiser Steve Charles on stevecharles25@gmail.com ASAP. Numbers are limited.

Created by Katy Shilladay on 14/06/2024 13:48:57