Updated: 02/05/18 : 07:24:16
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Successful talk held on Invasive Species in south Sligo

Coolaney Community Centre this week held a free seminar on Invasive Species such as Japanese Knotweed and Giant Hogweed etc ​which was arranged by south Sligo Cllr Dara Mulvey.
The seminer given by Mr Kieran Cummins from Eco Advocacy outlined  the principle species and the impact they are having on biodiversity and the also the financial impacts to the economy.

The talk was supported by pull-up banners, audio visual material and information leaflets and was followed by a Q&A session.

Cllr Mulvey said, "Invasive Species such as Japanese Knotweed and Giant Hogweed was an issue I have been  highlighting with Sligo County Council and I was delighted to arrange this FREE event and I want to thank the ​community groups and garden enthusiasts who attended the successful event.

"Last year I called on Sligo County Council to develop a management policy with appropriate funding for the treatment of invasive plant species in County Sligo as home and land owners maybe at risk by the much feared invasive plant species such as Japanese Knot weed.

"With up to 90% of cases spread by people cutting it and removing some invasive plants can be expensive and this process can take spraying over 2 or 3 years," concluded Cllr Mulvey.

                          Kieran Cummins from Eco Advocacy speaking at the seminar