Would you like to make a difference in Hylton Dene? Our first session on 20/11/2017 was a great success and we collected 21 bags of litter. Help us make a difference and join our 'Clean the Dene' session on Monday 18th December, 10am-12noon, meeting at Hylton Dene play area car park on Craigavon Road, Sunderland, SR5 3PA.
As vegetation dies back with the autumn days, litter that has laid hidden by the undergrowth over the summer is becoming more visible, and as well as being unsightly it poses a danger for wildlife and children playing in the dene. We'd all like the dene to be a safe, special place for local people and wildlfie to enjoy, so come and lend a hand with a clean up of the site. The Dene is a big place though so we need all the help we can get!
All equipment and gloves will be provided. We recommend sturdy footwear (boots or wellingtons), warm clothing and waterproofs just in case. No need to book, but if you'd like to let us know you are coming or you have any questions call the team on 0191 561 8611 or email Liz.Shaw@sunderland.gov.uk
Further Clean the Dene sessions will run in December and the new year, and we'll soon be posting opportunities for practical conservation volunteering in the Dene as well. If you'd like to sign up for volunteering updates, contact Liz.Shaw@sunderland.gov.uk.