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Riverfest 'to have greater diversity' this year

Wed 12 May 2010

Riverfest 'to have greater diversity' this year

People taking Isle of Wight holidays this weekend have been urged to attend Riverfest, as the event is set to feature a greater diversity than in previous years.

According to Ray Harrington-Vail of the Footprint Trust, there will be more stalls and activities on offer for attendees of the event than ever before.

Riverfest celebrates the history of the River Medina, which Mr Harrington-Vail explained was once used to bring goods into the Isle of Wight's former capital Carisbrooke.

Speaking to the Isle of Wight County Press, he said: "Today, the Medina and its banks are important habitats for rare and interesting wildlife and a place for recreation and leisure."

The Wildlife Trust, the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds and the Isle of Wight Council's countryside rangers will all be in attendance at Riverfest to talk to people on Isle of Wight holidays who go along to the event.

Tourists visiting the island on Isle of Wight holidays can also visit the Museum of Island History in Newport. ADNFCR-3083-ID-19772643-ADNFCR

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