Invasive Non-Native Species (INNS) Volunteer

Yorkshire Wildlife Trust

Various sites across West Yorkshire

Volunteer • Part Time

www.ywt.org.uk [email protected] Volunteering Supoort Team

Sectors: conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Monday, 21st June 2021   7 days left


Aliens are invading Yorkshire! Invasive Non-Native Species (INNS) are the second largest threat to global biodiversity (just below habitat loss) and all along Yorkshire’s waterways we can see the colonisation spreading year by year. Yorkshire Wildlife Trust are on the front line, battling the tide of INNS such as Himalayan balsam, Japanese knotweed and American skunk cabbage. To win, we need volunteers to help us.

This year we’re taking the fight to them with a team of volunteer INNS surveyors, balsam bashers and INNS treatment experts. This team of volunteers will survey watercourses and other areas for INNS, assist with their practical control and possibly with the restoration of area to encourage native species to recolonise.

Please note that closing date for applications is 9am Monday 21st June a training day is anticipated for the first week of July. For more information and to apply, please visit the YWT website.