Pennywort Pulling Working Party on the Cam

Event Date: 
8 Jul 2018 -
13:30 to 19:30
Member Events

Some CCF members have expressed interest in helping the Cam Valley Forum to eradicate the invasive weed, Floating Pennywort from the upper Cam.

I wanted to make sure that you all know that Cam Valley Forum’s 2018 Pennywort Pulling Working party has been postponed to the afternoon of Sunday 8th July. This is primarily because the treeworks project on Grantchester Meadows earlier this year was even more successful than we’d hoped, so there’s currently very little pennywort above Cambridge.  However, tiny strands are just starting to re-appear, so if you’re out on or beside the upper Cam over the next few months, please do keep an eye out and remove any strands that you can safely pull out.  This continuing vigilance is an important part of the eradication process. There are various guidance documents on our website here, together with the latest status reports.

Do put the revised date for the Pennywort Pulling Working Party in your diary:  1:30pm Sunday 8th July, outside Cambridge Canoe Club, Cambridge CB23 3PN. The pennywort pulling will be followed by drinks and refreshments.  More details here If possible please register in advance because it will help us plan and gets you a reminder. 

We hope to have a couple of punts available from Scudamores, but do bring your own water craft too if you have them.

Do get in touch if you have any questions.

Many thanks

Anne Miller

01223 5132821 or 07379 123004

Cam Valley Forum