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Reducing the Impact of Non-Native Species in Europe

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RINSE Best Practice Workshop: Volunteer and Community Engagement

The New Forest Non-Native Plants Project, and RINSE (Reducing the Impact of Non-native Species in Europe) are hosting a one day workshop on the 19th March 2014: 'Encouraging Community Engagement, Volunteering and Citizen Science in the control of Invasive non-native species'

Volunteers play a very important role in the control of invasive non-native species by recording their distribution, undertaking practical management, and monitoring the success of measures taken to stop the spread of invasive non-native species. This one-day workshop is an opportunity to find out how volunteers are helping Local Action Groups including the New Forest Non-Native Plants Project and the Norfolk Non-Native Species Initiative, to discover what motivates volunteers and to hear how volunteers can get involved in ‘citizen science’ projects.

The workshop will be held in the Exhibition Room on the first floor of Brockenhurst Village Hall. The venue is easily accessible via public transport, being within walking distance of Brockenhurst railway station, and there is plenty of room to park cars.

Places are limited and booking is essential. To book a place please contact Catherine Chatters, New Forest Non-Native Plants Officer by 31 January 2014 at Catherine.Chatters@hiwwt.org.uk or telephone 023 8042 4205.