April 15, 2013 § Leave a comment
Swanpool Nature Reserve has fallen victim to pollution from indiscriminate dumping of garden waste. The Nature Reserve is protected by Natural England and hosts a variety of flora and fauna.
Gary Thomson, volunteer Nature Reserve Warden explains:
“Unfortunately we have witnessed the re-introduction of Japanese Knotweed through the dumping of garden waste into the pool. The site is SSSI protected and it is a criminal offence to dump garden waste here, anyone caught doing so could face prosecution. It’s such a shame that after years of working to eliminate knotweed we face this problem again. The Nature Reserve is protected by Natural England and very precious to the local people and the variety of wildlife it supports”