Colzium Burn is cleaned up

British Waterways staff and volunteers cleared litter and spruced up the burn at Colzium House
British Waterways staff and volunteers cleared litter and spruced up the burn at Colzium House

THE area around Colzium Burn is being cleaned up thanks to the efforts of local volunteers.

Students from Cumbernauld College have commenced a nine-week cleanup project organised by British Waterways Scotland, the Waterways Trust Scotland and the Forestry Commission. They have been clearing vegetation around the burn on Colzium Estate.

Alan Forrester, volunteer co-ordinator for the Waterways Trust Scotland, said: “The Green Action North Lanarkshire project has been hugely successful so far. The students have worked really hard and made some great improvements to the local environment. Most importantly, they seem to be enjoying doing something so positive for the community.”

Linton McBurnie, volunteer co-ordinator for British Waterways Scotland, added: “Clearing out the vegetation in and around Colzium Burn will help us manage a location that’s vulnerable to flooding.

“We are grateful to the efforts of the students, the Forestry Commission Scotland and everyone else involved in helping with this. It’s terrific to see the students enjoying the work and seeing the fruits of their labour as the environment improves.”