Volunteers wanted for Anagach Woods Spring Clean

Are you looking to do something in the outdoors in Badenoch and Strathspey over the Easter weekend? The Anagach Woods Trust directors are inviting people to join them for an Easter Sunday spring clean of this community owned woodland in Grantown-on-Spey.

This lovely pinewood wood sits on the edge of Grantown and is heavily used by everyone in the town, from the toddler Forest Schools group to regular dog walkers, from wildlife watchers to mountain bike enthusiasts.

The Highland Council’s local Countryside Ranger Saranne Bish who will be coming along on Sunday said: “I love the fact that the woods are used by so many people and for such a diverse range of activities. It shows just how important our green, wilder spaces are. But, as with anything regularly used, it needs some tender loving care. As its Easter this weekend, a time of renewal and new green shoots, we at the Anagach woods Trust thought it an appropriate time to give the woods a spring clean and clean it free of litter.

“We normally run a volunteer day in the woods the last Sunday of every month between 1pm and 4pm, meeting at the Forest Road entrance to Anagach, but as its Easter Sunday we decided on a shorter day, so will host the spring clean between 2pm-4pm on the 27th.”

The black bin bags, gloves and all-important litter pickers will be supplied from the Highland Council Community Works depo in Aviemore who in turn have support from Keep Scotland Beautiful.

Everyone is welcome to come along and lend a hand but all children must be accompanied by and adult.

The Countryside Rangers run many events and guided walks which aim to help raise awareness and encourage appreciation of the scenery, wildlife and heritage of the Highlands. A programme of Ranger Guided Walks and Events is on the council’s website at: www.highland.gov.uk/countrysiderangerevents

21 Mar 2016
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