We have been working with Guernsey Conservation Volunteers for the past year to help in their battle against the sour fig that has been spreading along Guernsey’s cliffs and shorelines. This plant, originating from South Africa, has become increasingly recognisable by the patches of its fleshy stems and pink and yellow flowers on the southern cliffs and the west coast. The plant is an invasive species that has become a major threat to Guernsey’s biodiversity, which has doubled in area over the past decade, causing a 90% reduction in our native grasses.
Here at Resolution IT, we wanted to work with Guernsey Conservation Volunteers to help make a difference before too much of the Island’s biodiversity was lost. Previously, cold winters have managed to keep the volume of sour fig at bay, however this has not been the case in recent years which is why it is more important than ever to tackle the issue.
Our next planned event is on Saturday 25th September at L’Eree where we are devoted to clearing up to 25 tonnes of this invasive plant - the largest area of sour fig to date - and we need your help! As our clients, we like to think that you share our values, and therefore would like to invite you to join us for a morning of quality company and vigorous sour fig pulling! Family and friends over the age of 16 are also welcome.
Join us at 9:45am in the car park opposite the Indian Cottage where there will be parking and a short health and safety briefing. We’re aiming to fill as many skips as possible by 12:30 and light refreshments will be provided. Tools are provided, but make sure you bring your own water, some gloves and hard-wearing footwear. We’re looking forward to seeing you there!
Register at eventbrite here: https://bit.ly/3sdF3Va