Thursday, 5 September 2013

Volunteers invited for for Park legacy 'Greenfingers' project

Bluebells begin to emerge where Rhododendron once stood.
Fenham Carr in Williamson Park

Greenfingers is a volunteer group  in Williamson Park that is creating a lasting legacy for all park users by removing invasive plant species, re-introducing native species and creating new wildlife habitats. The Group's projects in the past have included planting trees and shrubs, looking after the tree nursery, removing brambles from the formal areas and managing woodland.

Residents and students are invited to join in as it's a way to benefit the wider community and its local environment and also to enjoy the physical, social and psychological gains that people experience in engagement with conservation work. Even if you can only come to a few sessions, you can make a difference.

If you'd like to come and join in, this season Greenfingers runs on Thursday mornings until December 19th 2013. New volunteers can just turn up and register  at the Park cafe at 10am (pop inside and ask for Mark Christie or Elliot Grimshaw). Sessions run from 10am - 12 noon with free tea and coffee.

For further details contact Mark Christie, tel: 01524 384578 / email:  mark.christie@cumbria.ac.uk  or Elliot  Grimshaw tel: 01524 33318 / email: egrimshaw@lancaster.gov.uk.
You can also keep up to speed on park developments at  https://www.facebook.com/Williamsonpark

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