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Natural Environment Volunteering
The independent charity Peterborough Environment City Trust (PECT) is encouraging local residents to get involved with a ‘Make a Difference’ tree planting day on Saturday 17th October, to learn new skills and hear about the importance of volunteering.

The event is a fantastic opportunity to ‘Make a Difference’ to your local environment. Discover how to plant trees, hear about the importance of conservation work and find out more about the achievements of Forest for Peterborough so far.

Forest for Peterborough is an exciting project to plant over 180,000 trees in and around the city and surrounding countryside by 2030. The aim is to plant one tree for every person living in the city. Bringing together communities, schools and businesses for volunteer planting days means that everyone can get involved with and contribute to improving their natural surroundings.

“These fun social events are great for getting involved at every stage of the process whilst meeting new people,” explains Project Officer Simon Belham. “Helping to create more green spaces will enable you and your family to enjoy the outdoors and feel a real sense of achievement as you see the benefits of your hard work.”

This event will be held at Grange Farm, in Wittering PE8 6NR. A follow-up tree planting at the same venue will then take place at the same venue on Friday 23 October. All events are drop-in from 10am-4pm, with last arrivals at 3pm. Please contact Simon Belham to check arrangements and to register your attendance on 07724 931081 (anytime) or via email (Monday to Wednesday only) at [email protected]

Forest for Peterborough is grateful for the support of the Mick George Community Fund. For more information about the project and how you can get involved, please visit the website at www.pect.org.uk.