An extensive balsam removal scheme in the Kilkenny area river Nore and Breagagh on a phased basis has completed its 4th year. The aim is to remove plants before flowering and prevent seed being produced for the following year.
The banks all through our City have been restored to attractive riverside woodland. Balsam is an invasive weed which can push out the native species of plant leading to damage of river banks in the winter. While removing Balsam on the river bank it has been possible to see much of the river wildlife.
Why not volunteer to help in the Tidy towns movement in Kilkenny City!
KKB members were recently at Supervalue Loughboy to display recent winning medals and to show the success of volunteer work through out our City. Leaflets about the work of Keep Kilkenny Beautiful were distributed.
Kilkenny is looking even more beautiful. Last Thursday evening KKB joined volunteers including many from the The Butts area to do a clean up around The Butts and Canices Church area. The area has been so well maintained that everyone arrived back before the hour was up as there was so little rubbish. THIS is the result that KKB is looking for. Well done to all involved
KKB Working Together, Winning Together