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Come and try your hand at tree planting and seed bombing

Published Tuesday, 05 March 2019

Residents across the district are invited to join East Northamptonshire Council for a day of seed-bombing, litter-picking and tree planting to help make the Greenway a route for walkers, cyclists and wildlife to enjoy.

On Saturday 9 March between 10am and 3pm, family and friends of the Greenway will be seed-bombing to plant flowers along the verges and planting trees to encourage wildlife to make this area their home.

Volunteers will also be collecting rubbish and debris to ensure that the Greenway is litter free and is an area that everyone can explore.

Leader of East Northamptonshire Council, Steven North, said:

“The Greenway is an area that is enjoyed everyday by people that want to get out and explore the green spaces our district has to offer. This event will provide an opportunity for residents to come together and try out seed-bombing for the first time or try their hand at planting a tree along this popular route.

“I would encourage everyone to bring their friends, children and dogs and pick up a spade or litter-pick and join us for this event and help make the Greenway a more attractive space for everyone to enjoy.”

Cllr Sarah Peacock, Chairman of the Greenway Board, said: “This is part of a long-term Out to Water Into History Heritage Lottery Funded project to form a link between Rushden Town and the surrounding countryside. I would encourage anyone who spends time discovering this area to come and find out more about the friends of the Greenway, and how they get involved.”

Morrisons will be providing fruit and refreshments for all volunteers.

If you’d like to come along simply meet outside Dovehouse Motors on Crown Park just before 10am. For more information please contact Lucy Hawes, Community Development Officer at ENC on: / 01832 742268.