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
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
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
If you are interested the next volunteer dates
are Wednesday 11th July and Saturday 21st
For more information or to express an
interest, telephone Martin Barnett on 01905 766493
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