New areas of woodland were planted at the Skreens Park Activity Centre by over 20 Scouts, Explorers and Leaders during the site’s annual

21 Scouts, 2 Explorers and numerous Leaders and members of the Skreens Park Activity Centre team planted saplings, provided by the Woodland Trust in a number of areas in the lower parts of the site, near the lake. When the trees grow, it is intended that they will form a natural wind break for the site.

Mick Barlow, Activity Centre Manager said, “The Scouts and Explorers worked really hard and I’m pleased with what had been achieved in such a short space of time. By taking part, the youngsters have learnt a few new skills including tree planting and identifying different tree species, and hopefully, have become more aware of their environment.”

A campfire was held on the saturday evening, during which some people even saw a few deer eyeing up the newly planted saplings. However, it is believed they all made it through the night.

Skreen Park Activity Centre is keen to try and help offset its carbon footprint, and welcomes all members who are interested in environmental projects like this so if you fancy getting involved in future conservation projects, contact Mick Barlow for more information.

Photos of the weekend can be viewed HERE