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

Regrettably this successful programme has now been discontinued.


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 programme continues - see www.treesfornidderdale.org 

Great Britain Spring Clean

Our planned annual litter pick for Scholars Wood, Jennifields Drive, Harrogate has been put on hold.

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

Earth Hour is recognised by holding a candle-lit dinner at Ascot House each  year.

Christmas Tree Collection

This annual project will be repeated again in 2023/4 to raise funds for Horticap and local charities.    


Purple4 Polio    

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


Derek Moore Garden (Harrogate District Hospital)

The planned tidying-up and replanting work has been carried out.

Plant a Tree

Each Rotarian is encouraged to plant a tree as part of Rotary GB&I Environmental Sustainability Group initiative. The cost per tree is £2.50 and one can buy more than one tree.  Thousands of trees have been planted by the club over the years, sometimes with the help of local schoolchildren, in this case assisted by the mayor!



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. The saga continues!

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'What We Do' Main Pages:

Greeting Visitors to the Christmas Market

Serving the local community.


Improving and raising awareness of the environment

Dallowgill Tree Planting

Looking after our environment

16th Annual Technology Tournament

Developing and celebrating the achievements of young people


Initiating and supporting projects in the wider world

Cherry Trees , Milton Way

The Rotary club provided the opportunity to plant a tree in memory of someone or to commemorate a special event/occasion. This has now been discontinued.

Nidderdale Run

Nidderdale Run - a 26.2 mile marathon length run for serious runners

Enjoy the beauty of Nidderdale

Support your chosen charity