What is floating pennywort and why is it a problem?
The GB Floating Pennywort Strategy
- Angling Trust
- British Canoeing
- Open Water Swimming Society
- British Rowing
- Canal and River Trust
- Water companies
- Internal Drainage Boards
- Environment Agency
- GB NNSS
- Welsh Government
- Natural Resources Wales
- Natural England
- CINNG (Community Invasive Non-native (Species) Group)
- View the GB Floating Pennywort Strategy (PDF).
- View guidance on developing a Floating pennywort Catchment Management Plan.
- View case studies from other groups: Yorkshire , Peak Forest Canal , RDAA / Lower Kennet , River Stort (PDF).
- View further resources with information on managing floating pennywort.
What can I do to help?
- Join a Local Action Group working on invasive species management. If you have one in your area, LAGs are always keen for volunteers and new members.
- Get involved with invasive species management through your sport. There are a number of organisations, such the British Canoeing and The Angling Trust that are very active in supporting their members with floating pennywort management plans. Find a relevant body under Useful contacts below to join and get involved in a range of activities. It’s a great way to learn more about your sport and meet people with similar interests in your area.
- Record floating pennywort and other invasive species online via iRecord (external link). Good survey data is critical to management. Download an ID guide for floating pennywort (PDF) to help you.
- Check Clean Dry boats, clothing and equipment after leaving the water. Floating pennywort can spread from a tiny plant fragment and is easily transferred between waterbodies on damp boats, clothing and equipment.