Tree Planting

Looking for something for the fam this weekend? Well the Isle of Man Woodland Trust are looking for help with tree planting out on the west of the island. Kicking off at 10.30am at Creggan Moar House, it is close to Niarbyl, ideal for a potential stroll after the planting.

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Beach Buddies

Maybe tree planting isn’t your thing, but you still want to get involved with something, well Beach Buddies are back in action this week as they head south for the winter.

They’re meeting at 10.30am at Castletown Bay in the second car park past Hango Hill. If you don’t know how to get there, go past the airport towards the roundabout where you turn right for Castletown and go left instead.

Founder Bill Dale said: ‘Last week we were delighted to welcome the Lieutenant Governor Sir John Lorimer and Lady Lorimer to join in with us at The Lhen, and meet many of the 39 volunteers who collected around 150kgs of rubbish. This weekend we expect a similar quantity of rubbish, as it’s been pretty stormy this last few weeks.  As always, Beach Buddies provides all the necessary equipment (gloves, bags, litter pickers) and we remove all the items collected, recycling as much as we can afterwards including plastics, glass, tin cans, hard plastics and metals. The remainder goes to the EFW (Energy From Waste plant) to be turned into free electricity.

‘If you have never been before, then please come along and join in. No need to register, just turn up if you can and join in and you will be guaranteed a warm welcome. Last weekend also saw seven new volunteers taking part for the first time. Please say hello and introduce yourself if you’ve not been before. We love seeing new volunteers. Families are particularly welcome.’

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