Claregalway public event to discuss invasive species

Galway Bay fm newsroom – A public meeting on invasive species in Galway – and how to tackle them – will take place in Claregalway next week.

Invasive species are non-native plants or animals that pose a serious threat to native species, habitats or eco-systems.

Examples of problematic species in Galway include Japanese Knotweed, Giant Rhubarb and Curley Waterweed.

Japanese Knotweed is particularly problematic as it not only strangles native species – but can even damage building foundations over time.

The public workshop – organised by the County Council – will take place at the Claregalway Hotel on Thursday May 23rd at 10am.

Heritage Officer Marie Mannion says it’s crucial that people know how to properly deal with invasive species – for more on this tune in to FYI [email protected]