‘Protecting our lakes from invasive non-native species’, by Nicola Norris, Invasive Species Officer, SWLT. 

In Britain, invasive non-native species cause dramatic declines of some native species including the water vole and white-clawed crayfish. They are a particular threat in sensitive areas, such as lakes and can also interfere with recreational activities: for example, invasive aquatic plants block waterways, preventing anglers, boaters and paddlers from using them.  Join us to find out how we can help protect the wildlife and habitats which make our lakes so special against the threat of alien invasions!