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Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Wed 30th April 2014 - Pan Mills Meadow, Shide, Newport.

Mark's Photographs.

Just a sample of the rubbish collected..!

Carrie's Photographs.

With our leader, Mark, back from his vacation it was almost guaranteed that the sun would shine on Team GG once again..... and it did! Having parked up in the car park at Matalan (many thanks to the management for letting us do that) it was a short trek along the cycleway to find where we were tasked to work this week. It soon became very obvious that the footpaths, roadway and river banks had suffered considerable damage due to water run-off during the winter flooding. We were soon  wheel barrowing  everything back to where it came from originally and then making the surface good again. Instead of the stone chippings that we had used on previous sessions, this time it was piles of the much lighter wood chips (thank goodness!) for us to distribute around the pathways. Other members of the team walked the banks of the streams to collect all the rubbish that had been washed down in the floods.... everything from car tyres to carpets and curtains..! Needless to say, the overhanging undergrowth was cut back and by the end of the session the pathways were looking as good as new. The good weather and central location certainly encouraged a particularly strong turnout, nice to see so many GGmers all beavering away. Three new trees were planted to commemorate 10 year of Green Gyming here on the Island. Mark talked us into having a group shot around one of them - see Press Release for details.

Many thanks to Carrie and Mark for the photographs this week.

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