Press Releases

Press Releases

18/01/2012: A New Year’s gift for landowners in the Faughan Valley

 

 
 
 
Faughan Valley Invasive Species Control Grants
The Faughan Valley Landscape Partnership Scheme (FVLPS) are offering grants to control Japanese knotweed, Giant hogweed, Himalayan balsam and Rhododendron, which are classified among the 100 worst non-native invasive species in the world. The FVLPS aims to raise awareness of issues surrounding bio security and help prevent the spread of these Invasive Alien Species.
These invasive plants grow rapidly and take over riverbanks, woodlands, fields, gardens and road verges. In winter these species die back, leaving the riverbanks prone to erosion. We aim to raise awareness of how to identify and control invasive plants, to prevent further environmental, economic and social damage.
RAPID, Derry City Council and the Woodland Trust have come together to form the Faughan Valley Landscape Partnership, which aims to, ‘create a vibrant, natural and cultural diverse landscape within the Faughan Valley, that the whole community appreciates and is engaged with, making it a sustainable landscape for living.’ Heritage Lottery Fund supports the scheme through its Landscape Partnership grant programme.
For further information on the FVLPS and Invasive Alien Species control grants, contact Lisa McMenamin on 02871 337498 or email Lisa@rapidni.com
 

Press Releases

18/01/2012: A New Year’s gift for landowners in the Faughan Valley

 

 
 
 
Faughan Valley Invasive Species Control Grants
The Faughan Valley Landscape Partnership Scheme (FVLPS) are offering grants to control Japanese knotweed, Giant hogweed, Himalayan balsam and Rhododendron, which are classified among the 100 worst non-native invasive species in the world. The FVLPS aims to raise awareness of issues surrounding bio security and help prevent the spread of these Invasive Alien Species.
These invasive plants grow rapidly and take over riverbanks, woodlands, fields, gardens and road verges. In winter these species die back, leaving the riverbanks prone to erosion. We aim to raise awareness of how to identify and control invasive plants, to prevent further environmental, economic and social damage.
RAPID, Derry City Council and the Woodland Trust have come together to form the Faughan Valley Landscape Partnership, which aims to, ‘create a vibrant, natural and cultural diverse landscape within the Faughan Valley, that the whole community appreciates and is engaged with, making it a sustainable landscape for living.’ Heritage Lottery Fund supports the scheme through its Landscape Partnership grant programme.
For further information on the FVLPS and Invasive Alien Species control grants, contact Lisa McMenamin on 02871 337498 or email Lisa@rapidni.com