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Invasive species workshop

  23 September 21 |   The Leven Programme

The Forth Rivers Trust is running an introductory workshop on the three most common invasive non-native weeds found along the River Leven in Fife on Saturday 9 October 2021. 

The workshop will focus on giant hogweed, Japanese knotweed and Himalayan balsam, and will:  

  • demonstrate how to recognise the plants at different times of the year 
  • demonstrate how to manage them long term 
  • highlight why they are a concern to biodiversity, public health and infrastructure. 


This workshop is suitable for anyone interested in invasive non-native species. In particular, those with interest in biodiversity, ecology or horticulture may benefit. The workshop will give rise to a limited number of training opportunities. 


  • 10am-11am: The first hour will be in a well-ventilated indoor hall with social distancing. Masks should be worn in the hall, unless exempted or speaking.  
  • 11am-12pm: We will then head to the River Leven to see some of the weeds in situ (weather permitting). This is a 15-minute walk and may involve some uneven ground. Warm and waterproof coats and outdoor shoes are recommended for this part of the workshop. 

Spaces are limited, therefore booking is essential. Book your spot today via our Eventbrite page.