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Annual workshop

Since 2010 the NNSS has organised an annual Workshop for Local Action Groups (LAGs). This Workshop brings together LAG volunteers and staff from across GB to exchange best practice and discuss common issues. It also provides an opportunity for the NNSS, and other invited speakers, to update LAGs on national level initiatives that may be of interest, relevant changes in legislation and provides a forum for LAGs to communicate directly with higher-level decision makers.


A group of people standing in the sun at the LAG's workshop

Participants at the Local Action Group Workshop (January 2023) 

Upcoming workshops

The next LAG's Workshop will be held in January 2025.   
If you are interested in receiving information about future workshops please contact Linda Raine.

Previous workshops

View proceedings and presentations from recent workshops below.

Local Action Group Workshop 2024


Welcome and update (Niall Moore, NNSS)
Defra update (Gaby Wyer, Defra)
LAG Coordinator update (Ben Francis, APHA)
A vision for the future (Trevor Renals, Environment Agency)
Non-native species Inspectorate update (Emma Brand, APHA)
Aquatic Water Quality award (Neil Green, Bristol Zoo)
CRISEP project update (Charles Hughes, Canal & River Trust)
Floating Pennywort management (Jake Crone, British Canoeing and Ian Doyle, Angling Trust)
Group marine biosecurity plan (Lisa Reilly, Peel Ports)
The mess that is Myriophyllum (Mark Spencer, London Invasive Species Initiative)
South West Lakes Trust update (Laura Dee, South West Lakes Trust)
Eradicating Muskrat, Coypu and Mink from Great Britain (Simon Baker, Water Recovery Trust)
Living labs for invasive species management - a proposal (Katharina Dehnen-Schmutz, Coventry University)
Update on comm's and engagement (Lucy Cornwell, GB Non-native Species Secretariat)
Update on biocontrol initiatives for Great Britain (Suzy Wood, CABI)
INNS Mapper (Alex Green, Yorkshire Wildlife Trust)
Tackling invasive species in Wiltshire's rivers (Oonagh French, Wiltshire Wildlife Trust)
The Sheffield rivers invasive species management project (Chris Lucas, River Stewardship Co/Riverlution)

2024 Proceedings 

Earlier workshops