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Tree-mendous effort to tidy up Grantown woods


By Gavin Musgrove

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Helpers are being called on to lend a hand to improve the woods by Grantown Medical Practice this Saturday.

Volunteers are needed to clean up trails, add new benches and plant trees at the town's 'health wood'.

Co-ordinator Jan Cuthbertson hopes as many people as possible come along to help out.

She said: "Our aim is to make the woods a scenic place for people to enjoy whilst increasing the biodiversity of the wood.

"Volunteering with us is a great way for folk to learn new skills whilst engaging with their local community.

The tidy-up starts at 10am and is part of the Volunteering Matters’ Action Earth campaign which wants to help local communities respond to climate change.

Those joining need to ensure they are wrapped up warm and are wearing waterproofs.

Action Earth is supporting around 140 projects in Scotland this year with grant awards of up to £500.

The funds are aimed at groups who support and encourage volunteer activity through practical environmental projects for people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities.

For more details on the Grantown event email jan.cuthbertson@gmail.com


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