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Fantastic Help On The River

July 7, 2014

Written by Fantastic Media

Our team turned out in force to look after a stretch of the River Colne in support of the Greenstreams Project.

Greenstreams is a project dedicated to making the most of the rivers in the Huddersfield area for the benefit of both people and wildlife. We recently worked with the charity to deliver an informative and attractive website to encourage more business and individual support.

We helped out at a Colnebridge site which includes over a mile of riverside footpath, when first developed around 10 years ago there was little public access to the River Colne. Various improvements have been undertaken since that time including the creation of the first formal canoe launch on the river, a major woodland thinning project to improve the site for wildlife and a pedestrian link to the Calder Valley Cycle Route.

Our volunteers got stuck in and helped remove litter, clear overgrown footpaths and even cut down a few trees blocking the pathways. Andrew Hobson, Managing Director of Fantastic Media, commented: Many of us benefit from getting out into the countryside and what better way of doing this than supporting a project that improves the environment and benefits local people and the economy. That makes good business sense.

Jeff Keenlyside from Environmental Alliance, which has initiated many river improvements along the Colne, said, A major task for the Greenstreams Project is not just to develop these areas of river for public use but to look after them. Increasingly, leading companies see that they can play an important role in that process as part of their Social and Corporate Responsibility work. It is very encouraging that many, like Fantastic Media who developed the Greenstreams website, are taking up that challenge.

You can find further information about business sponsorship packages at the Greenstreams Project website www.greenstreams.org.uk

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