Fell Care Day Fun
30th October 2012
Friends of the Lake District and Windermere Reflections pull together a grand day out!
October the 25th was a great day when 40 children from Windermere and Barrow arrived at St Catherine's near Windermere to join in the Fell Care Day. The National Trust hosted this part of what was a much bigger event across the Windermere Catchment. It celebrated the uplands and the events on the 25th had a focus on Lake Windermere and the work of Windermere Reflections in improving the quality of the water in the whole of the catchment area.
For our part, Woodmatters worked with groups of children looking at the value and importance of trees in the environment. Not just for biodiversity, human wellbeing and landscapes but in their importance in maintaining soil structure, reducing erosion and preventing sedimentation of the waterways. The children also looked at the products available from woodlands and made artists charcoal, bundled stakes and made facines to help with riverbank restoration.
A really great day for all involved, right up to my flat tyre at the very end!