IWA’s Himalayan Balsam Campaign Announced as Awards Finalist20 July 2015
IWA’s Himalayan Balsam Campaign has been announced as one of CRT’s 2015 Living Waterways Awards finalists. The campaign was selected as a finalist by an independent panel of experts that believed it was one of the UK’s most inspiring and exciting waterway-based improvement projects.
The Campaign aims to increase waterway users’ awareness of the invasive species Himalayan Balsam and the damage it does to the waterways and environment; as well as actively limiting the spread of the plant. As part of the project, a variety of useful educational resources have been produced and IWA branches have run and supported volunteer work parties pulling up the problem plant in various waterway locations around the country; all to great affect.
The Association will find out whether it is a winner of the Living Waterways Award category, Natural Environment, at an awards ceremony in October.
A full list of the finalists across all seven categories can be found at CRT’s website.
More information about Himalayan Balsam and IWA’s campaign can be found at IWA’s website.