20/07/2015

Come and row for our rivers

Olympic medallist Sharron Davies has just launched Row for Rivers.

Row for Rivers is a five day rowing challenge designed to encourage guests and staff to row as far as physically possible to raise money for native conservation.

Between Monday 20th and Sunday 26th July Bristol Zoo will be encouraging anyone within the Zoo grounds to join in its ambitious rowing challenge, using five Nuffield Health static rowing machines on the Zoo’s main lawn.

Participants can enter and raise sponsorship in advance, booking a slot to row on their preferred day and time. The Zoo will also be welcoming day guests to take part in 10 minute slots with a suggested donation of £2. Also, environmental solutions provider Veolia will be donating 50p per kilometre rowed.

All funds raised from ‘Row for Rivers’ will go towards protecting native species conservation projects, such as ‘crayfish in crisis’, which aims to conserve endangered native crayfish through field conservation, captive breeding, research and education.

Another example is the Zoo’s  ‘Avon Invasive Weeds’ project, designed to control invasive weeds which threaten both plant and animal species in the River Avon; one of the most important river systems in the UK.

 

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