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Partnership working to tackle floating pennywort

22 October 2020

Partnership working to tackle floating pennywort
The Angling Trust has produced a video from a recent launch of the Thames Floating Pennywort Pilot project, which took place on the River Kennet in September. 

The project involves environment groups and government agencies working together to help halt the spread of floating pennywort, a highly invasive non-native plant that is choking rivers and lakes across Britain.

Tiny fragments of floating pennywort can grow 20cms a day, rapidly forming dense rafts on the water’s surface that block out light, stifle native plants, and make the rivers and lakes less suitable for insects, fish and other wildlife.

This video looks at the work being carried out on the River Kennet and tributaries involving Reading and District Angling Association and other organisations.

Watch the video (external link)


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