Do you want to burn off your Christmas and New Year indulgences in January? Get involved in the final stage of restoration and improvement works in Luton’s Leagrave Park!
Community charity Groundwork Luton & Bedfordshire is running four volunteering days during January to create a new pathway along the edge of the source of the River Lea, which will help local people get closer to the water and observe the wildlife on their doorstep.
The volunteering days are Wednesday 21, Thursday 22, Saturday 24 and Thursday 29 January 2015 and will be led and supervised by experienced Groundwork staff. Volunteers will work together and learn how to construct a natural pathway using materials from the site. They will also have the chance to take part in conservation management tasks around the river.
The improvements were identified as part of Management Planning work previously commissioned by Luton Borough Council and will complement the improvement and access works taking place in the adjacent Rotten Spinney area, which are also being led by Groundwork and funded by London Luton Airport Ltd.
Tillie Sutterby, Operations Manager at Groundwork said: “We’re looking forward to involving local people in the final stage of the project in Leagrave Park. You don’t need any experience or equipment to get involved; we’re just looking for people with enthusiasm and a willingness to learn new skills and help create a new feature. I’d encourage anyone who likes to spend time outdoors and to meet new people to sign up!”
The volunteering days are part of a larger project to improve habitat, biodiversity and access to the source of the River Lea. With funding secured from Biffa Award, the project will see the delivery of major tree works, conservation management and the installation of new display boards, providing information to visitors about the site’s important historic and environmental status in Luton.
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