Waterside Care group set up at Witton Lakes
A new waterways community and environment project for the Midlands has opened.
A WatersideCare group has been set up at Witton Lakes and will see an 18-strong group carry out regular clean ups of the brook and lake as well as remove stands of invasive Himalayan Balsam, carry out regular stream invertebrate samples and campaign on water quality issues.
WatersideCare is being led by Keep Britain Tidy in partnership with the Canal & River Trust, Environment Agency and Severn Trent Water and follows on from the RiverCare project that is already successfully established in the Anglian Region.
Susannah Ronan, project manager for the Canal & River Trust, said “It’s fantastic to see the volunteers caring for their nearest canal and delivering real benefits for communities and wildlife.”
Like RiverCare, the aim of WatersideCare is to have fun and empower community groups to adopt and enhance their local waterway.
Sourced – Birmingham Mail.net
Date – 30 September 2011