Green fingered youngsters help out in community project at wetlands

Evesham Journal: Zoe Collett, aged 13, from Pershore High School, front, with fellow students, representatives from the Avon Navigation Trust, Pershore College and the Riverside Youth Centre who all took part in the gardening working party day. Picture by Nick Toogood. Zoe Collett, aged 13, from Pershore High School, front, with fellow students, representatives from the Avon Navigation Trust, Pershore College and the Riverside Youth Centre who all took part in the gardening working party day. Picture by Nick Toogood.

GREEN fingered youngsters from Pershore got busy at a community working party day at the town's wetlands after discovering they could help out the nature area.

Pershore Riverside Youth Centre joined forces with the Avon Navigation Trust, Pershore High School and the Pershore College as they transported chippings to the wetlands.

The event on Monday, January 27, saw the groups pulling together in what organisers called "a genuine community event".

Alex Mellor, Pershore Riverside Youth centre manager, said they not only moved the chippings by trailer but also got busy pruning, litter picking and learning from the wetlands community about the ecosystems of the area.

He said: "This was a great example of Pershore’s Community Spirit, fantastic to see all the organisations working together. Thanks to all the groups and individuals who helped."

Another day is now going to be organised for the end of February.

If people would like to get involved or any other aspects at the youth centre they should contact Alex Mellor on email at alex.mellor@pershoreyouth.org.uk or call 01386 554713.

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