On December 15th, 2023, WESM Lilongwe, in collaboration with the Department of Parks staff, held trail benching maintenance to increase trail accessibility, maintain the structure, create new trails, or repair and maintain existing ones for the sustainability of Forest Park’s trails in Lilongwe Nature Sanctuary, hence fostering a sense of biodiversity and environmental volunteerism among WESM members.
The maintenance was done on the trails located in the Brachystegia woodland between the Old Town and the City Center in Lilongwe. During the maintenance, the trails were widened and leveled to increase their accessibility. The maintenance took approximately 2 hours to complete. The impact of the maintenance is that visitors can now enjoy the trails with ease and safety, with the encouragement to create more awareness for more Malawians and others to join and register as WESM members in the future.