OUR VOLUNTEERS BREAK RECORDS!
We want to say a huge thank you to all our volunteers who helped us through 2022. The year was a record breaking year reaching 4941 volunteer hours, almost double of previous years! Our work through 2022 included installing over 500m of bankside protection, to reduce sediment entering rivers, removing over 1400 tree guards to reduce plastic pollution in the countryside, hand digging over 75m2 of scrapes to create natural flood management, and clearing invasive non-native species from nearly 10km of riverbank, to improve biodiversity.
Since November our amazing volunteers have planted over 12,000 native broadleaf trees across our catchment, another record for us! This includes hedgerows to reduce run-off from agricultural fields, riparian trees to provide in stream shade and bankside habitat, and parkland trees, using cactus guards to provide shade and shelter throughout agricultural fields.
Well done and thank you to everyone involved!