On Saturday, June 2, two volunteers collected 12 kilograms of rubbish from the Mill Lade at Wilderhaugh. Elsewhere, ten volunteers cleared brambles and undergrowth beside the Gala Water near the car park on Currie Road. This work will improve access to the informal riverside path which became overgrown during the construction of the Borders Railway. Sister McNamara from the Church of Latter Day Saints in Orange County, California, said "Apart from the midgies I enjoyed working by the Gala Water. The riverside walk will be lovely when it is restored". Community Councillor Claire Howden added "We are very grateful to our volunteers for their hard work on a hot day, and to Gala Hydro for providing us with a brushcutter". The groups next workparty will be on Saturday, July 7.