Invasive Species

In common with other Norfolk and Suffolk catchments, the Waveney has a number of invasive and non-native species.

In recent years the Trust has been part of efforts to eradicate mink. This American import predates on water vole and has caused a devastating reduction in this valued native species. The Trust is part of the steering group for Waterlife Recovery East, an ambitious project to eliminate mink from East Anglia.

The Trust has also been involved in projects to remove Floating Pennywort and Himalayan Balsam.

For more information on these and other bioversity issues affecting East Anglia, please see the following links: