We are pleased to announce the launch of our latest initiative to to help nurture and care for the ecology alongside the railway corridor. Wildlife Warriors allows children aged 3 to 11, and their carers, to get involved by undertaking various ecology related tasks designed to promote a better understanding of the wildlife along the railway, and encouraging it to develop and diversify.
Years of neglect had disrupted the railway's original balance between trees, hedgerows and low lying flora and fauna. Since restoration of the railway started four and a half years ago, various ecology initiatives have taken place to encourage the original variety of wildlife to return. These have involved local schools and groups, with over 450 children taking part.
In recent weeks 600 bushes and trees have been planted along the route. The project has also signed up to the Jubilee Wood scheme, which aims to see a million trees planted across the country in the Queen's diamond jubilee year. This should see volunteers planting a further 420 trees and bushes this autumn.
Our aim is to run the Wildlife Warriors sessions every couple of months throughout the year. Rothley resident and project volunteer Caroline Bowler, who works at a local primary school, will be leading the Wildlife Warriors sessions.
The first session takes place on March 17th from 10:30am until 12:00pm and will include ecology based games and activities. Please see our event flyer for further details or email Caroline at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We very much hope to see you there!
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The Mountsorrel Railway is part of the Mountsorrel and Rothley Community Heritage Centre. This website is no longer updated. For updates see: http://heritage-centre.co.uk/