A pull and a wade in Chinbrook Meadows

The Nature’s Gym volunteers arrived to a Chinbrook Meadows that was bathed in glorious sunshine. It was a truly beautiful Autumnal morning and the perfect day to be outside.  The group had plenty to do, from clearing bankside vegetation to pulling up nettles from the boardwalk.  A few volunteers also braved the river to clear back some of the over hanging branches.

They managed to clear the overgrown pond and hopefully this work will bring it back to life with new and exciting creatures.  The volunteers are planning to have another session in Chinbrook Meadows on 24 September 2011. If you are interested in taking part or finding out more information, please contact Lara Al-Jabi

Chinbrook Meadows was recently awarded a Green Flag for the sixth year.  Green Flag awards recognise well-managed parks and open spaces that are there for all to enjoy.  The Green Flag awards were launched in 1996 to recognise and reward the best green spaces in the country.  Even now it continues to provide the benchmark against which our parks and green spaces are measured. It is also seen as a way of encouraging others to achieve high environmental standards, setting a benchmark of excellence in recreational green areas.

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