Environmental Project Group

Improving and raising awareness of the environment

The Environmental Project Group is responsible for the following projects on behalf of the Club -



Trees in Memoriam

This very successful programme will continue

Bicycle Recycling

This project has now been taken over by Resurrection Bikes based in Harrogate.  Their web address is www.resurrectionbikes.org.uk and their telephone number is 01423 593103.

Carbon Offset Scheme

The tree planting at Dallowgill is planned for Autumn 2017.

Great Britain Spring Clean

Planned for Scholars Wood, Jennifields Drive, Harrogate for Saturday 3rd March from 10am to 12 noon

Scholars Wood

Liaison with Harrogate Borough Council has achieved registration of Scholars Wood as woodland, and it is now eligible for grant funding for its management and upkeep.

Earth Hour

Planned for 26th March 2018 at Ascot House Hotel.

Christmas Tree Collection

This project will take place again for Christmas 2018 to raise funds for Horticap and local charities.  The areas covered are The Saints and Almsford from M & S southwards to the left of Leeds Road. Leaflets will be distributed in advance to those who will be included in the collection.  Regrettably we do not have the resources to collect from other addresses.


Purple4 Polio

Around 9000 purple crocus corms were planted in the autumn with the help of Open Country and local schools on the Stray near to Walkers Passage.

Derek Moore Garden (Harrogate District Hospital)

Owing to the refurbishment of the café, the garden will be closed for a couple of months. The planned tidying-up and replanting works will be undertaken the café reopens in the autumn.

Plant a Tree

During 2017- 18 each Rotarian is encouraged to plant a tree as part of RIBI Environmental Sustainability Group initiative. The cost per tree is £2.50 and one can buy more than one tree, but it is purely voluntary.

Rotary Centenary Wood

Harrogate Spring Water have been granted outline planning approval for an extension to the bottling plant which will cause a loss of trees and have a negative effect on the biodiversity. Their Planning Consultants have agreed to liaise with the Rotary Club, Zero Carbon Harrogate and The Pinewoods Conservation Group to agree the future planting on and off site.

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