19 February 2012

February volunteering at Grain Coastal Park

The second Grain Coastal Park volunteer activity day of 2012 took place today. And once again we were blessed with a lovely sunny morning.

12 people turned out to lend a hand, and just like last month we were also joined by ‘Dave‘ - very much top dog of the new Friends of Grain Coastal Park group.

We did more litter picking this time, around the back of the park. There’ll be an even wider range of important tasks when we next meet, on Sunday 18 March.

Rather unexpectedly, our activities this morning might form part of academic research! Portsmouth University Student James Crump (pictured second from left), has been in the area doing research. When told what we were up to he decided to join in. Thanks for your help James!

Diary dates for further chances to ‘get your hands dirty’ at Grain Coastal Park are 18 March, 15 April, 20 May, 17 June. All sessions begin at 10.30am and, from next month, the meeting point will be at the St. James Pavilion, Pintail Close (off Green Lane).

More details will be included in the soon to be launched newsletter of the new Friends group. Due out in the next couple of weeks, the newsletter will also be posted on this website - so watch this space.

In the meantime, if you would like to find out more about how to get involved with the Friends of Grain Coastal Park - contact Michael on 01634 270314 or drop him an email here.