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Volunteers needed for conservation work

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Published: 01/02/2012

We have been awarded £13,000 by Natural England to work in partnership with the Forestry Commission to create two new wetland ponds, a traditional orchard and a wildflower meadow in Overscourt Wood. We will also be planting more than 500 trees and so we are on the look out for people to help us with this.

We will also be restoring grassland for grazing on Siston Common and carrying out restoration to the hedgerows and wildlife corridors in this area. Two hedge laying training courses are open to members of the public who want to get involved. The next courses are on Thursday 2 February and Friday 3 February between 10.30am and 4.30 pm. With the training provided you’ll find it easy to pick up the skills needed to make new and valuable habitats for wildlife.

Or why not come and help us restore an old hedgerow near Siston Common by planting locally grown trees to help provide shelter and food for wildlife. These conservation volunteer days take place on Wednesday 15 February and Thursday 16 February from 11.30am to 3.30pm. Free training is being led by BTCV, Britain’s leading conservation group for volunteers and supported by Natural England and South Gloucestershire Council. Call 01454 863592 or text ‘nature’ to 07950 080 111 to reserve your place and to find out where to meet.

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