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New kit created to tackle invasive non-native species

You can now apply for a special kit created to help stop the spread of invasive non-native species.

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************** UPDATE ************

We've been inundated with requests and all the kits have now been allocated. Thank you so much for your support.


We all enjoy paddling in our beautiful, natural environment. 

However, do you know whether you are transferring harmful invasive non-native species (INNS)? 

Do you know what to do to prevent the spread to other rivers and catchments?

British Canoeing, along with the North Wales Wildlife Trust, have developed a kit for all paddlers to help stop the spread of non-native species in the UK.

The kit includes:

  • Dry bag which contains a sponge to dry your boat
  • A mud mate to clean kit and footwear
  • A waterproof identification guide (with lanyard) of the main invasive species you may come across

The kit will be available to paddlers and clubs who may be dealing with the spread.

If you are interested in helping British Canoeing and its environmental partners reduce the risk of spreading invasive species, and want to receive the kit, then please contact Richard Atkinson at [email protected]

Invasive Species Week 2023 is taking place between 15 - 21 May. Read more, here.