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1993 Review

Two schools new to CONE, Kramel First and Cragside First start nature area projects.
CONE in conjunction with the RSPB and Northumbrian Water launch the first town-wide House Martin Survey.
Storytellers and artists visit Parkside Middle School as CONE brings together the arts and the environemnt. As part of the project pupils use storytelling and textile art to illustrate changes to the natural environment around Cramlington.
Tree planting commences in the CONE Wildlife Corridor for National Tree Week. Being the European Year of Older People, 3600 trees were planted - one for every resident in Cramlington over the age of 60.
CONE together with English Nature produce a nature trail for St. Nicholas' Church to complement their Living Churchyard project.
David Bellamy visits Cramlington as CONE Patron for the 2nd Annual Review Event.
CONE continues to spread the word. Presentations are given at various locations throughout the country including the Department of the Environment's "Partnerships for Change" International Conference in Manchester, English Nature Headquarters in Peterborough and at the National Childrens' Bureau Conference in London.

Making House Martin nestboxes 1993

The local scout and guiding movement sacrifice their footballs and collect mud to make artificial nestboxes in readiness for the birds' arrival.

They also produce games and collages drawing attention to the birds' hazardous journey from Africa to Cramlington.


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