Loch cleanup hailedas suc­cess

Lennox Herald - - NEWS -

Vol­un­teers tak­ing part in the lat­est Make a Dif­fer­ence Day helped to re­move trees and shrubs to open up scenic views of Loch Lomond and Ben Lomond along a stretch of the busy A82 tourist route.

A group of 30 vol­un­teers trav­elled to In­ver­beg, just north of Luss, to re­move sev­eral hun­dred me­tres of over­grown plants and shrubs from the side of the road as part of the event or­gan­ised by Friends of Loch Lomond and The Trossachs to help give mo­torists, cy­clists and walk­ers clear views of Loch Lomond.

The vol­un­teers also helped with a lit­ter clear­ance ex­er­cise, which re­sulted in dozens of bags of rub­bish be­ing col­lected from lit­ter strewn lay­bys and neigh­bour­ing ar­eas be­side the A82.

The event was the lat­est Make a Dif­fer­ence Day to be led by the Friends, with pre­vi­ous days in­volv­ing lit­ter and rhodo­den­dron clear­ance and path im­prove­ments works at dif­fer­ent lo­ca­tions around the Na­tional Park.

Friends vice-chair­man John Urquhart said: “Any­body pass­ing this area of Loch Lomond now has a much bet­ter view of its nat­u­ral beauty.”

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