Protecting our Ecosystem is very important to us at the Loch Ken Trust.
We met recently with Tracy from Galloway Fisheries Trust. Tracy is the Project Officer for ‘Scottish Solway Invasive Non-Native Species(INNS) Control & Knowledge Programme’ and is advising us on what biosecurity measures we need to take to help protect Loch Ken.
This is an image of Japanese Knotweed, an invasive non-native species which can be very harmful to our ecosystem. Japanese Knotweed outcompetes native plants and can cause extensive damage including erosion and flooding.
It is not yet known if there is any Japanese Knotweed around Loch Ken. Tracy is going to be conducting INNS surveys around Loch Ken and the Dee.
We would for you to be involved! Tracy is looking for volunteers to help with the site surveys. If this is something that interests you please get in touch. firstname.lastname@example.org
In the meantime if you do come across any INNS in or around Loch Ken please note the location and advise Tracy as soon as possible Tracy@Gallowayfisheriestrust.org
Do not touch or attempt to remove.
It is very important that all water users follow biosecurity guidelines …Check Clean Dry
Together we can work to help protect our beautiful Loch Ken