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Volunteers wanted

Green fingered volunteers wanted..

Worcestershire County Council's Countryside Service is looking to recruit green fingered volunteers to help with works on Hartlebury Common site of special scientific interest.

Volunteers would be asked to help work across the whole site to conserve and enhance the habitat by helping to clear up inappropriate and illegally dumped waste, control excessive seasonal foliage providing walkers with better Summer access.

The events help Worcestershire County Council who own and manage the site to complete on-going Higher Level Stewardship works and following on from the successful fencing and grazing of most of the site the Lower Heath section will soon be complete with the intention for cattle to graze.

Lower Heath covers approximately 25 hectares of the 90 hectares of the common, and is generally less used by members of the public. Work to restore habitats here will in time offer better access for users.

Volunteers would be asked to help with clearing, cutting and litter picking duties.

All necessary tools and equipment will be supplied but volunteers are asked to wear sturdy footwear, suitable outdoor clothing and bring along a packed lunch.

Martin Barnett, Countryside Sites Officer , said: "The work which is undertaken by volunteers offer many benefits to the regular users of our countryside sites as the paths are kept clear safe and easy to use. In this case the work will also be contributing to the on-going restoration work on this internationally rare heathland habitat by reducing the spread of fast growing invasive plant species" 

If you are interested the next volunteer dates are Wednesday 11th July and Saturday 21st July.  

For more information or to express an interest, telephone Martin Barnett on 01905 766493

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