INNS Identification and Check, Clean, Dry

INNS Identification

Alien plant ID sheet – Selection of photographs showing the key features of Himalayan Balsam, Japanese Knotweed, Giant Hogweed and Western (or American) Skunk Cabbage

The GB Non-Native Species Secretariat (NNSS) website is a great source for information, news and projects relating to non-native species in Great Britain. Follow the links below to download ID sheets for some of the INNS found in the Clyde catchment.

Stopping the spread – Check, Clean, Dry 

Want to help halt the spread of these harmful organisms? Remember these 3 simple steps for river users: Check, Clean, Dry.

  • Check your equipment and clothing for live organisms – particularly in areas that are damp or hard to inspect.
  • Clean and wash all equipment, footwear and clothes thoroughly. If you do come across any organisms, leave them at the water body where you found them.
  • Dry all equipment and clothing – some species can live for many days in moist conditions. Make sure you don’t transfer water elsewhere.

Download ‘Check, Clean, Dry’ poster
Biosecurity for anglers