Bear Brook Balsam Bash Events

30 May & 13, 23, 27 June 2024

🌿 Join an upcoming Balsam Bashing Work Party!

What’s the problem? Himalayan balsam, an invasive plant, is taking over the Bear Brook and Stoke Brook, crowding out native flora and harming wildlife habitat.

🌱 How Can You Help?‍

Join us for a day of practical conservation work! We'll be walking along the streams, pulling out balsam plants before they can spread seeds, creating space for native plants to thrive.

All Welcome!

β€πŸ‘‰ What to Bring:

  • Water
  • Thick gloves (we've got extras if you need them)
  • Packed lunch

πŸ‘• Recommended Attire:

  • Long sleeves & trousers
  • Sturdy boots or wellies

πŸ› οΈ Optional Equipment:

  • Waders (bring your own or borrow ours, limited sizes available)

πŸ•™ Meeting Point & Time:

β€πŸ“ The Fairford Leys Centre

πŸ“… Thursday 30th May 2024

πŸ•™ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Additional Session Dates:

  • Thursday 6th June 2024
  • Thursday 13th June 2024
  • Sunday 23rd June 2024
  • Thursday 27th June 2024

πŸ“§ Have Questions? Contact us at

Let's work together to protect our local environment!



Date and Time:

30 May & 13, 23, 27 June 2024


Follow link


The Fairford Leys Centre HP19 7HT


River Thame Conservation Trust