Students are being encouraged to volunteer for a tree planting initiative spearheaded by NWRC in the Waterside this weekend.
Over 1,000 saplings are due to be planted in Top of the Hill Park as part of National Tree Week.
It is the continuation of the Life Project, an initiative which sees residents of the Derry City and Strabane District Council area given a free tree to mark a birth, death, civil partnership or marriage.
The planting of an oak, birch or rowan sapling is part of a wider regional strategy to improve air quality and the public’s mental health. It is the result of a collaboration between the College, the Council and the Public Health Agency.
All tools including spades and gloves will be provided on the day and helpers will be on hand to give advice on how best to plant the saplings.
The planting will take place on Saturday November 23 between 10am and 1pm.
Access to the site is via Corrody Road and Hollymount Park and very limited parking is available on Corrody Road.
Volunteers can also park and walk to the site via the path at Hollymount Park.
Anyone who would like to volunteer can register at http://derrystrabane.com/plantingday
She may be in the jungle now but eight years ago Derry City set the record for the most trees planted in an hour and Nadine Coyle was there to make the announcement. The event was filmed by HND Moving Image student David Vij.