After a 2 year absence, Community Tree Planting Returns to Forest Park
We are asking all supporters to reclaim the "Peoples Park" for the people of Galway by participating in the first Community Tree Planting in the Terryland Forest Park since 2010.
The event will take place at 10am sharp for one hour on Saturday (Apr 14) behind the Black Box Theatre on the Dyke Road.
A Conservation Volunteers group has now been established for the Terryland Forest Park that will be working with Galway City Council in revitalising community input into protecting and enhancing this major green zone through hedgerow plantings, pathways development, wildlife support measures, litter clean-ups and nature trails.
The initial step in this direction will be Saturday's tree planting or 'Plantathon'.
In association with the recent re-activation of the Galway City Council-led Terryland Forest Park Steering Committee there is now hope that, what was once a citizens' initiated urban forest riverine park that inspired eco-communities in Europe and in the USA, will once again become a global beacon for grassroots movements everywhere, demonstrating that biodiversity protection and neighbourhood regeneration can develop together in harmony rather than be in conflict.
Finally, there are plans, as part of an annual Forest Park programme of public events, to organise a heritage cycle tour in May that will commence from the Castlegar end of the park and a Sunday Family Picnic extravaganza in late June!