On May 28th & 29th we will be hosting a “Balsam Bashing” event on Afon Melindwr, a valuable Sea trout spawning tributary of Afon Rheidol. If you live near the catchment and would like to attend, please get in touch!
This events is being held in response to the increase of this invasive plant species, which if left uncontrolled dominates river banks displacing native flora and leaving bare unstable banks during winter.
The presence of Balsam along banks can lead to a host of negative factors for life within the river and along its banks, including:
  • Over widening of the river channel
  • Smothering of fish eggs in sediment
  • Loss of biodiversity (including; fish, invertebrates and mammals)
For more details contact: nathaniel@westwalesriverstrust.org