Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Shine Bright Like A Diamond

Diamonds, sapphires, kingfishers or otters: what do you treasure the most? Volunteers in a recent clean-up operation in Cambridge fished a suitcase full of stolen jewellery out of the river - along with the usual bicycles, shopping trolleys and traffic cones. The haul was returned to its owners who'd been burgled a fortnight before. If the thought of keeping our local waterways sparkling while getting closer to nature inspires you, here's a way you can get involved...

Cam Valley Forum is a voluntary group which aims to keep our local water healthy and full of life. They do this through hands-on conservation work, through partnerships with third parties such as the Wildlife Trust, and through education. Cam Valley Forum has a workshop on Saturday 9 May for anyone interested in helping to protect and improve their local stream. Local experts will be on hand at the free event to talk about what's being done, what more could be done, and how you could help change the environment for the better. The workshop takes place in the morning at Barrington Village Hall and includes an excursion to the River Shep to look at and discuss improvements carried out by the Friends of the River Shep.

Otter (photograph by 'hehaden' on flickr)