Learn how to deal with Derry’s alien invaders

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A special workshop to help people in Derry identify and deal with alien invaders is to be held in the city.

People will be given the chance to find out how to identify and control Japanese knotweed, Giant hogweed and Himalayan balsam - classified as one of the 100 worst non-native invasive species in the world - during the special event at the Loughs Agency base at Victoria Road on Monday, June 11.

The workshop is organised by Derry City Council in partnership with Queen’s University, Belfast and gets underway at 7pm.

Catherine McGavigan, Research Fellow Queen’s University Belfast said the workshop aims “to raise awareness of how to identify and control invasive plants, so that together we can prevent further environmental, economic and social damage.”