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NEWS

Seasons Greetings

to all our members, supporters and clients.

Thanks to you all , we have been able to complete another successful year of work in 2021. We have plenty lined up for 2022!  Take care.

SPECIAL NEWS

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Lancaster & District Conservation Volunteers assist Bolton-le-Sands WI 

 

The field maple is planted as part of the Queen's Green Canopy across the UK, to commemorate her Platinum Jubilee 2022 and to help to mitigate the adverse effects of climate change.

  OUR  TORRISHOLME  BARROW  HEDGE  HAS  BEEN  INCLUDED  ON  THE  QUEEN'S  GREEN  CANOPY  MAP  ACROSS  THE  UK!!

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Maggie and Pete planting the hedge

Would you like to help us raise funds for more trees on Torrisholme Barrow?

Funds for trees
Type of tree cage

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Community Volunteers Boost Biodiversity and Nature at Stations...

While our work at Bare Lane Station continues to steadily improve local biodiversity and nature, similar groups working with the Greater Anglia Train Operating Company are to be rewarded with an official recognition from Norfolk Wildlife Trust.

The Greater Anglia Wildlife Friendly Stations Accreditation Scheme recognises the range of habitats found at local stations, from planted borders of shrubs and flowers, through areas of grassland, becoming increasingly 'wilder' until quite dense scrub and trees are reached.  Such areas are managed by local station adopters.

From 'Branchline News', 7 August 2021

Station Adopters, August 2021

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DONATION

 

This is proving to be a very challenging time for us all, not least for volunteer conservation groups such as our own. We are trying every safe and secure way we can to maintain our programme of management work at our sites across the district. In this light, we are absolutely delighted to have received a substantial donation from Julian and Janice, who are friends of Liz, and who wish to support our conservation work. This donation was especially appreciated when we were fundraising towards replacing our old strimmer, after such dependable service for around 20 years! Thank you to Julian and Janice.

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A booklet for useful stay-at-home reading:

'Healthy Hedgerows on your land’

produced by the People’s Trust for Endangered Species

(www.ptes.org/hedgerows)

It talks about more joined up hedgerows to act as wildlife corridors; the benefits of hedgerows for farms, wildlife and the environment; planting up gaps in hedgerows; giving hedgerow trees the space to grow on, and managing hedgerows well and at the right time of year.

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Carbon+ Million Trees Planting Project

For information on this Lancaster City Council project and any planting days,

email sgray@lancaster.gov.uk or telephone 01524 582217.

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