60m hedgerow to be planted in Strathfoyle
A SIXTY metre hedgerow will be planted between the River Foyle and the Strathfoyle estate as part of a planned ‘Wild Action Weekend.’
Volunteers will also tackle litter around Enagh Lough.
The initiative is a collaboration between the Enagh Youth Forum and the Faughan Valley Landscape Partnership.
On January 18 and 19 residents of Strathfoyle will be taking action into their own hands to improve their estate and nearby Enagh Lough.
On Friday, January 18, they will be planting a 60 metre hedgerow along the edge of the estate and the Foyle to benefit wildlife and screen fencing while on Saturday, January 19, they will be meeting at 12 noon on Judges Road to clean-up the litter from a section of Enagh Lough.
Mayor Kevin Campbell said: “I would encourage the people of Strathfoyle to come along and volunteer at Enagh Youth Forum’s ‘Wild Action Weekend.’
“Derry City Council is delighted to support this initiative and I would like to take the opportunity to highlight how important it is for residents to take a pride in their area especially local scenic areas such as Enagh Lough.”
The tree planting on January 19 will run from 10.30am to 2pm. Residents are welcome to join staff and pupils from St Oliver Plunkett Primary School staff to create the hedgerow at the ‘big green space’ situated beside the river at Owenmore Place/Clonmeen Drive in the Strathfoyle estate.
The Youth Forum members and leaders are inviting all residents to get involved either by planting a tree on the Friday or by helping with the clean up.
Paul Hughes of Enagh Youth Forum said: “We are asking anyone who can volunteer a few hours of their time on the Friday or Saturday to come along and ‘do one thing’ to help protect and enhance their local environment.”
The tree planting was made possible through Faughan Valley Landscape Partnerships free tree pack scheme with Woodland Trust.
The clean up is part of a Loughs Agency’s Adopt-a-Stream initiative where groups are encouraged to look after waterways close to them. Loughs Agency supplies all equipment needed and Derry City Council support the group in undertaking the task.
Annie Mullan, Community Engagement Officer with Faughan Valley Landscape Partnership said: “This weekend sees a community group taking advantage of two of our initiatives, free trees and ‘Adopt-a-Stream’, I would encourage other community groups in the Faughan Valley area who wish to improve their area to get in touch as there are many ways we can assist environmental improvements.”
For further information on the Faughan Valley Landscape Partnership please contact Annie Mullan, Community Engagement Officer. Tel: 028 7133 7498, email: email@example.com or visit www.faughanvalley.com
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