Not only does Melanie Getgood lead a group of enthusiastic volunteers, she also writes poetry. One such poem about the species-rich and culturally interesting project area of Worcester Walk has earned her this well-deserved accolade!
Here is Melanie’s award-winning poem:
Worcester Walk, a tranquil area within the Forest of Dean, is used by local community groups, schools and individuals. With this in mind, this Foresters’ Forest National Lottery Heritage funded project is delivering a few enhancements. Already a boar-proof fence has been erected to enclose the area, gaps in hedges are being filled with bird and insect friendly trees and a shallow wildlife pond has been created this summer in the emerging wildflower meadow. This winter, a small number of heritage fruit trees will be planted. More recently local volunteers have been involved in pulling Himalayan Balsam and Ragwort around the site and they have been busy protecting the new pond, to prevent cracks forming in the clay-lining of the new pond, until it is filled by rainwater.
If you are interested in getting involved in any way, or would simply like more details, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or find the project’s Facebook Group: @Foresters’ Forest Worcester Walk Community Project
Find out more about Worcester Walk Community Project
Volunteers in main photo above from left to right:
Felicity Greenman, Malcolm Vine, Julie Godfrey, Melanie Getgood, Karl Greenfield
You might be surprised what you find!
From creating habitats for our wildlife or improving our waterways, to recording oral histories or finding old photos, there’s always something going on to get involved in!