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FSC London Supporting National Park City Week

London’s first ever National Park City Week taking place from 21st – 29th July is encouraging the public to explore the capital’s amazing outdoors and help make the city greener this summer. Around 280 events will be held across the capital, including FSC London’s Wildlife Detectives in Bushy Park, taking place on Wednesday 25th July, supported by the BioLinks project.

The week of events will help The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, to fulfil his ambition for London to be declared the first ever National Park City in 2019. The initiative aims to connect more people to nature and the outdoors improving health, well-being and social cohesion, as well as making more than half of the capital green by 2050.

Working with the National Park City Foundation and partners across London, a vast array of events is planned that will give Londoners the chance to explore the city with walks, talks, explorations, family activities and more.

FSC are amongst more than 130 organisations who are hosting events, demonstrating the breadth of support for making London a National Park City. Sadiq will also call on everyone to play their part in making London greener during National Park City Week. He will ask Londoners to do one thing this year to help ‘green the grey’ and make London a National Park City.

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said: "London is a busy, bustling city but it is also home to some truly beautiful green spaces. At City Hall, we’re determined to protect, invest in and improve the capital’s natural environment as we work to become the world’s first National Park City." He continued "National Park City Week is a fantastic way for Londoners of all ages to get in touch with their green side and to explore parks and green spaces that we may not normally visit."

To find out what we will be up to at our Wildlife Detectives event please follow this link.

The full list of London National Park City Week events can be found at www.london.gov.uk/national-park-city-week.

Thursday, June 28, 2018