The River Nene Regional Park CIC, in partnership with the Groundwork Northamptonshire and the Woodland Trust is very pleased to promote a community planting day as part of their Forests for Life initiative.
Kathryn Hardcastle, Chief Executive for RNRP said,
"This planting event marks the beginning of the next phase of activity for Forests for Life project which is now in its third year. We have recently formed a partnership for the delivery of the project with both the Woodland Trust and Groundwork Northamptonshire which, as well as increasing the potential sites for woodland creation, will also allow us to open the project to a higher level of community involvement".
The Forests for Life Project aims to protect and enhance existing areas of ancient forest through the creation of new woodlands that buffer or connect old growth woods. The project is currently focussed around the Ancient Forest of Rockingham which once stretched from Market Harborough to Stamford, Kettering and Oundle and was the Royal hunting forest of William the Conqueror.
A new, 7 hectare, woodland is to be created on the Boughton Estate near Kettering this month and as part of that, Groundwork Northamptonshire are coordinating a community planting event to take place on
We would encourage everyone to get involved in creating what will be a new 'ancient woodland' of the future.
If you are coming along to the event please contact Kate Williams at Groundwork on 07738070681 or email Kate.Williams@groundwork.org.uk to discuss what you need on the day.