Northam Burrows has had a bit of a spring clean thanks to the work of rangers and volunteers. Two events were organised to encourage the local community to get together and help look after the park and local wildlife. The first event was a scrub clearance work party that ran as part of a higher level stewardship scheme funded by Natural England. This scheme has been put in place to encourage rare grassland plants to grow by controlling the spread of bramble and other scrub species. The bramble was cut by contractors and volunteers helped to rake up and burn cuttings creating perfect conditions for the rare plants. The follow-on event was The Burrows Spring Clean which ran as part of North Devon Coast AONBs Clean Marine Project as well as being a Clean for the Queen event. A big turn out of volunteers helped to clear up the rubbish left behind by winter storms and collected more than 40 bags of litter. Councillor John Himan, lead member for Northam Burrows, said: Its fantastic to see so many people willing to lend a hand and help us look after the burrows. It just goes to show how much people care about this place and what a fantastic sense of community we have in this area. Refreshments were provided by Nisa in Westward Ho!, while North Devon Coast AONB and North Devon Biosphere lent tools and equipment for the events.