2017 Giant Hogweed Season Begins

Volunteers have once again started digging out giant hogweed from along the margins of the Bollin – back breaking work, but thankfully this hard work is really paying dividends in terms of much lower numbers of plants and thus a safer environment.

With each giant hogweed flower head producing around 1500 seeds, which remain viable […]

By |April 2nd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

November Path Clearing

Once again Sale & Altrincham Volunteers turned out in force to work with our team clearing leaves to keep the paths around Ashley Bridge clear, plus a sterling job of thinning branches along the path to let more light in.

We will be running another volunteer session on Sunday November 27th and would welcome the help of any […]

By |November 8th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Huge thanks to Sale & Altrincham Conservation Volunteers

SACV recently turned out for a full day’s work tackling non-native invasive species along the Bollin – what a wonderful job, our heart felt thanks. Follow the link for more information of this an their other work, plus wonderful photos.



By |August 20th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

August Volunteers

Great progress has been made during the 2016 season with whole areas completely cleared of himalyan balsam after scouring it two or even three times since May. Still lots of do and our last few Sunday sessions scheduled for August 21st, 28th and Sept 4th – come along and lend a hand, everyone welcome.



By |August 20th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

July’s Monsters!

Due to the wet weather Giant Hogweed is particularly prolific this year and while it is still only July our small team of volunteers have been tackling some real monsters already.

Remember – coming into contact with Giant Hogweed can cause life-long burns especially when combined with sunlight. Make sure your family and friends understand the danger.

If […]

By |July 15th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments|