ENNIS Project

COVID-19 Update and the ENNIS Project

The ENNIS team are following current Government advice on the Coronavirus outbreak and are continuing to work, but from home, where possible.

All volunteer activity is on hold for now. However, the plant surveys and the crayfish control project are likely to be amongst the first volunteer activities we restart.  We don’t have a date, or time scale for this yet, as it could be weeks or months.  It will all depend on Government advice.

Whilst we think both of these tasks can be carried out practicing social distancing, carrying out training is probably a fair bit harder.  To this end we are trialing out a video conference system to deliver the training.

If you would like to get involved as a volunteer in the ENNIS project it is still possible to enrol here. We can then keep you up to date with the latest news and let you know about upcoming training events. You can even get involved in ENPA’s virtual coffee mornings!

We are really hoping that it will be possible for volunteers to help with the project this year so please register your interest now so that we can hit the ground running as soon as we are able.

What is the Exmoor Non-Native Invasive Species Project?

The Project is a partnership of Exmoor National Park Authority, National Trust, Environment Agency, Natural England and Nicky Green Associates and is funded through a Water Environment Grant through the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and Defra.

The Exmoor Non-Native Invasive Species Project is helping to control the spread of invasive non-native species on Exmoor through trialling innovative approaches and working with local communities and volunteers to tackle species such as Japanese knotweed, Himalayan balsam, montbretia, skunk cabbage and signal crayfish.

What is a non-native invasive species?

‘any non-native animal or plant that has the ability to spread causing damage to the environment, the economy, our health and the way we live’ (GB Secretariat definition)

about the project

About the Project

For the last 15 years, Exmoor National Park has been at the forefront of tackling non-native invasive species. Find out how the Project is continuing and expanding on this work. 
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Explore Exmoor Invasives

Explore Exmoor Invasives

Invasive species cause real problems for Exmoor's environment and wildlife. Click here to find out more about the invasive species which the ENNIS Project is focusing on.  
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get Involved

Get Involved

There are many opportunities for you to get involved with the ENNIS Project. Find out how you can get involved.

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meet the team

Meet the Team 

Meet the people working for the Project and find out how to contact them. Click here to get in touch.

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This Project is funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and Defra.