Coast Care are working with Natural England to create an interactive App (compatible with Android and Apple) which will enable volunteers to identify and locate areas of Pirri Pirri along the coastal path network. This survey work will feed back in to the Environmental Records Information Centre North East (ERIC) and will be integral to Coast Care's work to tackle this invasive species and prevent it spreading further to other sites. Following the completion of this survey work Coast Care will also be working to remove the Pirri Pirri from the sites identified.
Iain Robson, Access and Natural Environment Officer, Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Partnership and Paul Stevens, ERIC North East Coordinator will be leading this training session to explain the reasoning behind the project and train volunteers to use the App to successfully survey.
This work will be ideal for our Footpath Monitors and Site Wardens but open to all, so if you are interested in attending and being involved in this innovative project then please book a place by emailing the team: firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteers will be required to have access to a phone to download this App and use while out surveying.
For more information about Pirri Pirri please visit: http://www.northumberlandcoastaonb.org/pirri-pirri...
Photo: Iain Robson