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News article created on 10 July 2014

Cubs give wildlife a hand on the Grand Union Canal

A group of cub scouts from Watford have been out on the Grand Union Canal alongside Cassiobury Park in an effort to protect wildlife along this popular stretch of waterway.

The 1st and 82nd Watford Cubs spent the day helping us to remove six bags of litter and rubbish from the towpath and put up 13 bird boxes to provide new homes for a wide variety of birds and small mammals.

John Highmore, volunteer coordinator at the Canal & River Trust, said: “It’s great that we had the Watford Cubs helping us out on the canal – they’ve really made a difference.  They have done a fantastic job in building the bird boxes and now that they are installed we hope that birds - and maybe other animals, such as dormice - start to use them.”

Quality time

Barbara Guinn, Cub Scout Leader added: "Our Cubs are really enthusiastic about the canals and wildlife and loved being out beside the water at the weekend. Looking after the waterways and the animals that live along them is something everyone can do whilst spending some quality time along the canal. Each cub and the Canal & River Trust all earned their Environmental Partnership Award and the cubs also learnt to make bird boxes earning their DIY badge.”