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UK Plant Retailers Stand Up Against Aquatic Invasive Species
A new voluntary accreditation scheme for aquatic plant retailers has been launched to discourage them from selling invasive plants which are damaging to the Broads. Funded by the Broads Authority’s Sustainable Development Fund (SDF), there are already six plant retailers signed up to the ‘Go native for Norfolk’ accreditation scheme.

Invasive aquatic plants can quickly smother native vegetation, block waterways and cause fundamental changes to the water environment. Their removal and management is highly problematic, with many species able to spread by tiny fragments of root or stem creating new infestations further downstream. In total, it is estimated that invasive non-native species cost the UK economy almost £2 billion a year.

Aquatic plant retailers and garden centers across Norfolk will be awarded the ‘Go native for Norfolk’ accreditation, when they commit to not stocking a ‘hit list’ of problematic invasive aquatic plants including water fern, New Zealand pygmyweed, floating pennywort, curly waterweed, floating water primrose and parrot’s feather.

 
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