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Volunteering is back

After 3 months on pause, it has been incredible to welcome back our volunteer team to practical conservation tasks.

Already, they have completed 10m of willow spilling to protect an eroding riverbank and near-by footpath along the River East Allen near Catton. They’ve also been busy removing over 2,500 plastic tree guards from sites we planted five years ago, as well as clearing out over 30 bags of rubbish and 10 tyres from Blaydon burn.

Our Spring work is about to get into full swing with more river clean-ups, including our second beach clean. We will also be targeting giant hogweed priority areas to prevent its spread down through the catchment.

Our volunteers never fail to amaze us with their continued support, hard work and enthusiasm for all that we do. We cannot thank you enough.

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