Bollin Balsam Bashers!
Himalayan Balsam is a problem for many rivers, and the River Bollin is no exception.
This invasive non-native plant species spreads so fast that British plants cannot compete but the Bollin Balsam Bashers are fighting back!
With financial support from Chester Zoo and others, this group of volunteers has been working hard to clear the banks of the river from this invading plant.
The project also aims to raise awareness of the problems this plant, and others, can cause and hopefully this will encourage many more people to take up the fight!