Volunteer Sunday : Balsam Bash in Lincoln Field

Sunday 11 June 2023
10:30 to 15:00

This Volunteer Sunday is the most fun and rewarding of all volunteer days... we pull out the Himayalan Balsam along the river margins. It is an invasive species which 'drowns out' native species and damages waterbanks. You can see here the mound we pulled a few years ago.

Our jobs today will be :

  • Removing invasive himalayan balsam
  • Trimming hedges
  • Repairing fences
  • Path clearance ... and more

FORCE would greatly appreciate your help in maintaining this local environment for us all as there is always plenty to do. We have a restricted number of places so booking is essential. Please only attend if you have registered and have a 'ticket', otherwise we may regretfully have to turn you away on the day.

Two sessions are being held so you can book just one or both. Booking will be open to members first, whom will recieve a notification to book.  Everyone else will be able to book from here a week beforehand :

Everybody is welcome to join us. If this is your first time volunteering with us kindly fill in our welfare form in advance. Due to safeguarding needs all children under 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult. We recommend you wear tough outdoor clothes and footwear with long trousers and a long sleeved top. If you can stay all day please bring along some lunch and something to drink. Or come along for an hour or two to see what we get up to !

Contact Martin O'Gara
Meet at the Kingfisher bench beside the River Crane in Lincoln Playing Fields. Look out for our FORCE banner.
Crane Park in Lincoln Fields near Hospital Bridge roundabout, Twickenham
(view map)
Cost Free but you must book a place as above