Friday 07 January 2011
RCS, hand in hand with The Guardian, Get Back to Nature
Camley Street Natural Park is an innovative and internationally acclaimed nature reserve situated in the heart of Kings Cross.
Sandwiched between the Regent's Canal and St Pancras International Station, Camley Street National Park is one of the first examples of a purposely created nature reserve in the UK. The park is built on the site of an old railway coal yard, having been saved from development in the early 1980's following a campaign by local wildlife enthusiasts. Managed by the London Wildlife Trust, today the park is a unique wild green space in central London and an asset for both wildlife and the local community.
Along with staff from The Guardian, Tom and Kevin spent the day helping out with the maintenance of the site, removing rubbish, clearing overgrown areas and building habitats for insects. The green material was then chipped and recycled for future use as mulch.