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9 GoodGymers made their way to help the York Railway Pond and Reserve in York.

  • Leanne
  • York runner
  • James Tilburn
  • Laura Barrett
  • Cara Organ
  • Abigail Darton
  • David Barrett
  • Tamar Goudie (Tay)
  • Richard Grayling
Saturday, 13th of January 2024
Led by Laura Barrett

Nine of us walked, ran and cycled to Railway Pond, which for some of us was our second task of the morning. Our task was to help remove rings of ivy from around the tree trunks in order to protect the trees whilst leaving some of the ivy as a habitat for insects and other wildlife. We were offered a variety of tools to choose; axes, saws, loppers, bill hooks and secateurs. Unsurprisingly the axes were popular until we realised that apart from the largest stalks the secateurs were more effective! We welcomed Richard to his first Goodgym task.

Report written by Laura Barrett

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Richard Grayling
Richard Grayling
Saturday January 13th, 2024 13:06

Lovely to meet all you GoodGymers! We picked the warmest January day in memory, I think :-)

York runner
York runner
Saturday January 13th, 2024 21:57

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York runner
York runner
Saturday January 13th, 2024 21:57

Didn't feel that way at 8:30 on the Knavesmire!

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