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Friends of Efford Marsh clean their patch

A group of volunteers who call themselves the ‘Friends of Efford Marsh’ are holding regular litter picks at the reserve in a bid to improve the area for everyone to enjoy.

The Friends are now meeting every two weeks on a Friday afternoon down at the marsh. The group come together to care-for and enjoy the reserve. 

They get busy with activities such as planting wildflower seeds, plant wildlife beneficial trees and remove fly-tipped items. They also find time to sit, have a cup of tea and cake, and just enjoy the green space!

The group have recently teamed-up with Clean Our Patch and will now hold regular litter picks at the marsh every month. Over the past few decades, a lot of damaging rubbish has been dumped at the marsh, so all this garbage needs to be removed.

Last week the group had a nice surprise because the Chair of the group, Michele Jackson, was featured in an article in the latest edition of the Devon Wildlife Trust magazine! After many years of working hard on behalf of the environment, it’s great that she’s got this recognition. Well done, Michele!

Community Development Officer Ryan Huws said: “It’s brilliant that this group is going from strength to strength. They make such a big difference to the welfare of the marsh and are now creating useful connections with other Plymouth groups. Having Michele in the magazine is the icing on the cake”.

If you live in the Efford area and would like to join the sessions, just email Ryan Huws or call him on 07702 632854.”