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Thursday, July 18, 2013

Wed 17th July 2013 - St Helens Duver.

Ragwort Pullers

Litter Pickers

Litter Picker Results.

On what was widely being reported as the hottest day of the year (so far!) Team GG were off to the seaside for this week's Wednesday morning session. No buckets and spades for us, just black bin bags, litter pickers and ragwort forks - as it was the time of the year when we go down to the Duver and Priory Bay to give it a bit of a tidy up. Having met up in the National Trust car park, everyone was soon spread far and wide either litter picking or ragwort pulling. There was noticably less ragwort this year so hopefully our previous efforts are finally paying dividends (fingers crossed). Even the litter pickers remarked that there was less than usual but there is still a problem with some dog walkers not "picking up" so you have to be careful where you tread! Although we were all vigilant, no one saw any snakes but the number and variety of butterflies was astounding.

Needless to say, we had an excellent turnout (30 plus attending) - amazing what a trip to the seaside can do....!
And finally.....a picture from Carrie showing just how lush some of the grassy areas are....Note that it is RAGWORT free.

Many thanks to Mark for the other photographs this week.

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