We are delighted to have won two contracts to control Japanese knotweed (Fallopia japonica) and giant hogweed (Heracluem mantegazzianum) in Galloway on the Rivers Dee, Urr, Fleet and Cree as well as their tributaries. We were appointed by the Galloway Fisheries Trust (GFT) after winning competitive tenders for the work. The project is part financed by European Union’s Regional Development Fund through the INTERREG IVA Cross-border Programme.
2014 brings and end to the four year project and it will see Japanese knotweed and giant hogweed eradicated from many areas on the River Dee and Urr. Surveys have identified some infestations that have not previously been treated so this will give IWA the opportunity to make a great impact on reducing the spread of these non-native invasive species.
This is the fourth year that Invasive Weeds Agency have been successful in securing work with the Rivers and Fisheries Trusts Scotland (RAFTS) based on our experience, skills and good reputation and we look forward to working closely with GFT this year. Much of the work on the Urr and Dee will take place close to the historic towns of Castle Douglas and Dalbeattie. The work on the Cree and Fleet is further west, en route to Stranraer.
If you know of any areas where invasive species are present on any of the waterways in Galloway, please get in touch so that these areas may be included in the treatment programme this year.
For further assistance with Japanese knotweed and giant hogweed, call one of our experts on 01383 416 556.
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