Dave Balfour, Riverine Rovers chairman
I would like to give a big shout out to two local businesses for supporting the conservation and preservation of the Lower Silvermine River Wetlands. The Riverine Rovers extend heartfelt thanks to Lesley Piece of Lamitall and Matthew Mabin of Zip Print for sponsoring new information signs for the public walkways.
Every wetland – large or small, salty or fresh, in cities or in the wild – is precious to the health of our planet and essential to the survival of future generations. The Riverine Rovers are working to encourage local communities to become involved in looking after the wetland in our own valley.
The international Convention on Wetlands is a treaty for “the conservation and wise use of all wetlands” that was signed on February 2, 1971 in the Iranian city of Ramsar, on the shores of the Caspian Sea. To mark this occasion, World Wetlands Day has been celebrated around the world every February since 1997, raising awareness of the importance of healthy wetlands for the future of humanity and nature. Visit www.worldwetlandsday.org for lots of interesting information.
The new Lower Silvermine River Wetlands signs will be put up by volunteers at the community work party, which will be held on Saturday March 27, from 9am to 11am, organised by Riverine Rovers-Friends of Silvermine Nature Area.