River charity calls Ruislip Residents to join them Balsam Bashing on the River Pinn

The River Pinn flowing through Ickenham | Hillingdon Today
The River Pinn flowing through Ickenham / Harrison49

River Charity Thames 21 is inviting Ruislip Residents to help them remove a very invasive plant from the River Pinn.

Himalayan Balsam takes over riverbanks stopping other species from growing.

By taking part in the event, Thames21 say residents can make a difference to the health of the River Pinn and that removing the Himalayan Balsam will help increase biodiversity, allowing other plants to grow and decrease soil erosion.

The charity is a voice for London’s waterways, working with communities to improve rivers and canals for people and wildlife.

Each year, they organise thousands of volunteers to help clean London’s network of waterways.

They aim to transform neglected waterways into areas that everyone can use and enjoy, by using innovative and tailored community approaches.

People of all ages can join the event and no experience or equipment is necessary.

To find our more and book your place visit https://www.thames21.org.uk/event/balsam-bash-28-08-21/.