Friday, June 10, 2005

Boat trip on Tower Belle - 6th July

Greenbristol have booked the Tower Belle to sail along the Feeder canal and river Avon to Chequers on Wednesday 6th July. The boat starts at Temple Quay at 5.30 returning to the Ostrich pub in Bristol at 10 pm. Information packs about the route and things to look out for (eg kingfishers, herons, glow worms, bats, fish, strange plants, industrial archeology etc) will be provided. Bring your cameras/videos/sketchbooks - we want to collect as many pictures for the website as possible. This event is to invite people to learn more about their immediate environment, its history and ecology and the huge changes the area has undergone. Feedback will provide a rich mixture of unique, individual points of view shared via the green map.

There will be speakers talking about the history and ecology of the route along the way eg The Netham Chemical Works, Lead Works, Crew's Hole Tar Works, invasive plants. We hope also to take samples of the canal and river and project a live display from a microscope showing the bugs and organisms that inhabit the water. There will also be a live band/poetry! Cost £1.50 For more information contact Greenbristol: Ivor McGillivray (07791) 752574 or Laura Hamilton: 0117 954 0729

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