Himalayan Balsam Control on the River Otter

The Otter Valley Association (OVA), a civic society founded to interest residents and visitors in the history, geography, natural history and architecture of this area of
Devon, has been focussing its Himalayan Balsam control efforts on tributary valleys in which volunteer teams annually improve the level of control.

OVA has worked closely with Clinton Devon Estates in the Lower Otter tributaries since 2012.  Once all tributaries are clear, the main valley can be tackled. As such, the project is obviously very long-term.

A team of dedicated OVA volunteers clear Himalayan balsam on Thursday and Saturday mornings; if you would like to volunteer to help the team please visit their website –¬†http://www.ova.org.uk/himalayan-balsam