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Volunteers spring into action at Saltwells

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Volunteers from Birmingham University and other local organisations have given Saltwells Nature Reserve a spruce up for spring.

The team of 45 volunteers joined the nature reserve’s warden to plant 350 trees and 600 snowdrops and clear bramble at the renowned green space, which is set to receive National Nature Reserve status this year.

The activity was co-ordinated by Groundwork and Dudley Council last week. Students from the Birmingham University Conservation Group gave a morning of their time alongside volunteer-led groups including the Saltwells Hackers and the Razza Rats.

Councillor Karen Shakespeare, cabinet member for environmental, highways and street services, said:

The volunteers had a very busy morning, helping to clear overgrown bramble and plant new trees and plants at Saltwells, they have worked hard and it shows.
We are very grateful to people who give up their time to help keep Saltwells beautiful for everyone, volunteers help to make all the difference to green spaces across the borough and I extend my personal thanks to everyone who was involved in this work.

People who would like to volunteer in green spaces in Dudley borough can visit www.dudley.gov.uk/things-to-do/nature-reserves/countryside-volunteers

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