The Queen's Canopy,
The Rotary Club of Truro Evolution has been working on a number of projects, linked to Rotary International’s new area of focus, that of Supporting the Environment. Members have been supporting the work of the Truro City Park rangers from Truro City Council in their work in developing and protecting four areas of woodland and green space in the city.
We have been doing regular litter picks and, in particular have been working with the Friends of Coosebean Woods volunteers. Coosebean Woods is a beautiful area within the City of Truro with a river, woodland and a walkway/cycle path. It is extremely popular with families and has an enchanted trail. This is a trail where there are a number of beautiful fairy doors, fixed into and alongside the trees. They are maintained by the fairy godfather John Rowe.
The Park Rangers organise regular wildlife walks and we have helped with tree planting and maintenance and are about to start on river testing.
As a Rotary Club we wanted to celebrate the Queens Silver Jubilee so were interested in getting involved with the Queens Green Canopy. So, this led us to making the application to the Woodland Trust. The application process was quite simple, and the delivery arrived as expected. We ordered the working wood pack of 105 saplings, as this included species that we had already planted in the area.
When the trees arrived, we delivered them to the Park Rangers at their store and they have been taking care of them. We have already had one planting session and there are a couple more planned. These will include the park rangers, the Rotary club members and the volunteer group. It has been a great example of partnership working to enhance and improve an already beautiful part of the city. It is very rewarding to know that we have all made a contribution to protecting the environment.
Cathie Shipwright, The Rotary Club of Truro Evolution
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