03 Sep 2011
The Natural-ISE Community group has received £600 worth of tools to help when they are working on environmental projects within the ISE Valley Park and surrounding areas such as Wicksteed Park Nature Reserve (WPNR). The group which was formed over two years ago has gone from strength to strength in the last year. Projects they have been involved with include meadow management at the species rich grassland at the Green Patch, hedge and tree planting around that site, river clearance, litter picking, restoration of the Water meadow at WPNR and most recently planting 8000 wildflower plug plants to create a meadow in the Ise Valley Park. The tools were donated by the Revital-ISE project who along with Kettering Borough Council and Groundwork have support the development of the group.
Dr Robin Field, the Revital-ISE Project Manager, said 'the group are really committed to helping improve the local environment and we are pleased to help them in any way.' 'We have bought them a range of tools and safety equipment including items such as: spades, saws, loppers, secateurs, work gloves, safety helmets and glasses, rakes, scythes and a first aid kit. They should now be able to run work events without help from other groups.'
Martin Toms Natural-ISE Chairman said 'not only do I feel as though the group is making a real difference along the Ise, improving the wildlife and biodiversity in Kettering but it has also been great fun to work alongside a great group of people and do something different at the weekend. I would love to see more people involved as there is so much that we want to achieve.'
Should you want to get involved with the Natural-ISE group they have a meeting the first Tuesday of each month at the Green Patch on the Grange estate or you can contact the Chairman Martin Toms on 07891-382090 for details of future projects.