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Help save Slough’s Salt Hill Stream

Volunteers at a previous session

The Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust (WWT) is recruiting new volunteers to help rescue Slough’s Salt Hill Stream.

Residents are invited to help improve local waterways and green spaces in their town.

The WWT is working with the council, Environmental Agency and Thames Water to create new wetland areas in Salt Hill Park, encourage local people and community groups to restore the river and to educate schoolchildren.

Conservation officer Claire Hutchinson said: “Thanks to our volunteers on the Saving the Salt Hill Stream project we have already restored a small woodland area in Chalvey by removing overgrown vegetation, building new steps and a path, planting a new wetland area and removing litter.

“Volunteering is a great opportunity to meet new people, get more physically active, spend time outdoors, learn about the nature and work as a team to improve it. There is a real sense of reward that comes from making a genuine difference to the environment around you to make it better for people and wildlife.”

The WWT is looking for more volunteers to join in monthly activities or ad-hoc activities if they can’t commit monthly. Activities include stream cleans, planting wetland habitats, building rain gardens, river monitoring and wildlife surveying.

Most events take place on weekdays, however, there will be some weekend events.

For more information, email claire.hutchinson@wwt.org.uk

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