Rally to Save Lakelands Forests

22/01/2011

in Local Campaigns

The Save Lakeland’s Forests campaign is having a rally on 30th January 2011.

The rally will take place on the meadow next to the main car park at Grizedale Forest at 1pm on Sunday 30th January.

There will be speeches from Lord Clark of Windermere, a former Chairman of the Forestry Commission; Eric Robson, the Chairman of Cumbria Tourism and the Wainwright Society; Jack Ellerby from Friends of the Lake District; and the Chair of Save Lakeland’s Forests Paul Townsend.

Lord Clark says: “This is a great opportunity to send a signal about the strength of opposition to selling off the public forests. I urge as many people as possible to come to Grizedale Forest – walkers, mountain bikers, families, and people walking their dogs – just as millions of people do in our public forests every year.  If we don’t stand up now and show how much these wonderful green spaces mean to us we risk losing them forever.”

After the speeches people will be encouraged to write comments about what the public forests mean to them on cards in the shape of a tree, which will be taken to Parliament by Lord Clark.

Visit the Save Lakeland’s Forests campaign website for more information and regular updates on this local campaign.

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