The Eden Invasive Species Project aims to protect the river Eden and its tributaries against the invasion of non-native plants and animals.
This requires the management of invasive species already present, whilst preventing the introduction of new species.
The project involves Eden Rivers Trust Staff and volunteers from the Eden valley and beyond.
Invasive species compete with our native flora and fauna, so their management will benefit local indigenous plants and animals.
The River Eden and its tributaries have conservation designations because species like the Atlantic salmon, white-clawed crayfish, bullhead, water crowfoot and river and brook lamprey can be found there. This project has positive impacts not only for these species, but many others too.