Local teens turned their thoughts to helping their environment at the latest meeting of RIver Warriors this month.
River Warriors is run by the Wiltshire Wildlife Trust's Waste Education team along with the Friends of Abberd Brook and River Clean Up. The group meet at Coleman’s Farm Community Centre and take focuses on green tasks along the brook including litter picking, upcycled signs, clearing of scrub, bulb planting and wildlife survey.
There is one meeting for teens, held on the 1st Thursday of the month, the other is for children and families and is held on the 3rd Thursday of the month.
At their latest meeting the teens group enjoyed some litter picking and even pulled a bike from the stream. They then sat down to share their thoughts on the environment and how they can help keep it clean.
One student from JBS told Calne News ‘'River Warriors is a great way to help the environment. I grew up around here, so cleaning up and attracting wildlife is extremely important to me.”
Another member said 'I've noticed how we don't see as many kingfishers anymore - I would love to be able to encourage them to frequent our area again.'
River Warriors plan to invite James Gray MP to a future meeting in the hopes of letting young wildlife enthusiasts voice their opinions to the government.