South Staffordshire MP, Gavin Williamson will be joining the Friends of Wombrook this Saturday to assist in their collection of litter and removal of weeds.
The team shall be carrying out their annual removal of Himalayan Balsam, a plant which has notoriously had a damaging effect on the local ecosystem.
Commenting on the event, Mr Williamson said:
‘It’s fantastic that the Friends of Wombrook spend so much time ensuring that the area continues to look beautiful whilst also helping to protect the natural ecosystem. I feel very privileged to be involved in their efforts and hope that these events will help to raise awareness of this very worthy cause’.
Friends of Wombrook volunteer, Anita Ferguson said:
‘We are delighted that Gavin Williamson is assisting us in our efforts to preserve the incredibly diverse ecosystem. The removal of Himalayan Balsam is vital in order to allow native grasses and flowers to flourish which in turn helps to sustain the birds as well as insects such as bees and butterflies’.
All are welcome to take part in the event which shall be proceeding from the picnic benches on Gravel Hill, Wombourne at 10am.