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Project LeaderGreen Corridor & FORCEProject PartnersCranford Park FriendsEnvironment AgencyEnvironment TrustFriends of the River Crane Environment (FORCE)London Borough of EalingLondon Borough of HarrowLondon Borough of HillingdonLondon Borough of HounslowLondon Borough of RichmondLondon Wildlife TrustThames 21Thames Anglers Conservancy

Tidal Crane Association

Funding SourcesBig Green FundProject Budget£9,000Project Timescale2014

Invasive Species Management

This project forms part of All London Green Grid Area 10 Big Green Fund project.

Invasive non-native species are widely accepted to impact on our environment. They negatively impact on our own native animals and plants and between them cause a flood risk, health risk, and impact on recreation.

This project specifically addresses Himalayan Balsam, which is a problem invasive species along the margins of the River Crane.  The project will use local volunteers to do much of the work, supplemented by trainees from the Native Species Nursery.  The intention is to create a sustainable annual event that continues after the end of the project.

Below is a map and further information on the locations where works will be undertaken and the groups organising these works during 2014, with the dates in brackets.  Contact details and more detailed maps can be viewed through the links.

Himalayan Balsam Removal, 2014

Location Group
Tidal Crane   Tidal Crane Association (28/06)
Crane Park
TCV & FORCE (08/06)
Crane Park Island  LWT (corporate event)
Pevensey Road NR
TCV (contact TCV for dates)
Brazil Mill Wood  TCV (contact TCV for dates)
Donkey Wood  TCV (contact TCV for dates)
Crane Meadows    LWT (04/06)
Cranford Park   Thames21 (08/06)
Yeading Brook Meadows LWT (08/06)
Ickenham Marsh IMP (08/06)
Yeading Brook West  Green Corridor (29/05/ & 12/06/)
Bridgewater Open Space   LB Hillingdon (13/05 & 03/06)
Roxbourne Park  LWT (08/06)