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)
This Project is funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and Defra.
- Exmoor's Wildlife
- Exmoor - a year in sounds
- Exmoor Wildwatch
- The Exmoor Landscape
- Towns and Villages
- Trees and Woodland
- Exmoor's Coast
- Exmoor's Rivers & Streams
- Porlock Marsh Vision
- Exmoor's Geology
- Wildlife Events
- Exmoor Non-Native Invasive Species (ENNIS) Project