Members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association (AMYA) from across the Yorkshire area joined with the White Rose Forest and Woodlands Trust to carry out conservation work around the Butterely Reservoir, near Mansfield.
Water levels are at a low after 300 years of use and Yorkshire Water plan restoration work to begin next year, but the groups came together this weekend to begin planting 7,000 trees.
“The planting tomorrow is part of a 7000 tree project at Butterley Reservoir owned by Yorkshire Water. The project has been put together by Yorkshire Water, White Rose Forest and The Woodland Trust. Forest of Bradford ( a partner of White Rose Forest ) is working with AMYA to plant 2000 trees on Saturday 21st March” says Ian Butterfield.
Kamal Aftab Regional Youth Leader for AMYA Yorkshire says:
“The Butterly reservoir holds a significant role in the area, so we are bringing people from various areas and different faiths or those of no faith to collaborate, celebrate what we have and contribute together to enhance the environment in which we live.”
Over 6 years AMYA has planted over 125,000 trees across the country to date. For further information on the work AMYA are doing or how to get involved in projects please visitwww.muslimsforhumanity.org.uk