Macclesfield Wildlife Explorers RSPB Phoenix

Conservation Tasks at The Carrs in Wilmslow.
Sunday 8th March 2009.

A group of volunteers from Macclesfield RSPB Wildlife Explorers joined the Friends of the Carrs at the weekend in a concerted effort to clear litter and improve the condition of the banks of the River Bollin at Carrs Park in Wilmslow. An enthusiastic litter pick across the park cleared a wide array of abandoned rubbish. Litter of all kinds was safely disposed of and the intrepid collectors removed items including a traffic cone, pieces of drainpipe and a pink inflatable bed!

Wildlife Explorers then helped Rangers from Macclesfield Borough Council to plant young Willow trees where the banks of the Bollin within Carrs Park have become badly eroded. The roots of the saplings will help stabilise the bank and reduce erosion caused by the river and the heavy amount of dog traffic up and down the banks.

A fence was then erected to protect the saplings whilst they become established.

The activity is part of a five month campaign called CSV Action Earth supported by Morrisons supermarkets.

The campaign is organised by the national charity Community Service Volunteers (CSV) and involves over 900 voluntary organisations, businesses and community groups that will be undertaking projects that are of immediate and lasting benefit to the environment.