West Cumbria River’s Trust are appealing for volunteers to help with a project aiming to reduce flood risk in the village of Flimby.
The new Flimby volunteer group will go out once a month to do activities such as tree planting and drain clearance. The work is part of a wider natural flood management project. As part of the project, West Cumbria Rivers Trust work with landowners to install features that will hold water in the landscape for longer after storms, reducing the rate at which it runs downstream.
The Flimby events take place from 9.30am to 15.30pm on the first Thursday of each month, with the next one on Thursday 7 November. Volunteers are asked to meet at the Flimby Sports and Social Club on Chapel Street, bringing waterproofs, sturdy footwear and lunch.
West Cumbria Rivers Trust are working in partnership with the Environment Agency who are providing funding for the Flimby project.
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