Dear Sir,

The Discover Brightwater Brigade are preparing for a secret mission to Restore, Reveal and Celebrate life around the River Skerne! Our Wildlife Warriors are ready to defend and protect our landscape and help you explore our wonderful area.

This autumn, they’ll be on guard in our parks, nature reserves and museums. Designed by Darlington illustrator and children’s author, Liz Millions, some of these characters, although cute, stand up to two metres tall as they seek to take on the litterbugs, protect our wildlife and help you discover some of the hidden gems in Brightwater, and they even stay still to pose for selfies . . .

Are you ready to respond to the call to arms to join the Brightwater Brigade to protect our environment? Then visit our website

There’ll be plenty of fun, crafts, competitions and prizes along the way! Even if you can’t visit our attractions (through lock-downs or distance) that’s no reason to miss out on the fun. So join the Brightwater Brigade online, today!

Our Countryside Needs You!

NOTE: Characters have been installed across six sites/venues:

• Bishops Fen

• Hardwick Park

• Locomotion Railway Museum

• Head of Steam Museum

• Darlington (near the Town Hall)

• Darlington South Park