Call for Volunteers at Birmingham Nature Reserve!

Thursday 30th September 2010

Wildlife Trust volunteers meet national Vice-President Chris PackhamWildlife Trust volunteers meet Chris Packham

The Wildlife Trust for Birmingham & The Black Country are calling for volunteers to come along and help manage their Park Hall Nature Reserve in Birmingham. Chris Wishart, the newly appointed Wildlife Trust Reserves Officer, will be running regular weekly practical conservation work days from the 13th October. Chris is appealing to individuals, families and groups who are keen on working outdoors and who would like to learn practical conservation skills to come along and help with this important work.

Park Hall Nature Reserve is a large and wildlife rich area of grassland, wetland, pools and woodland lying next to the M6 near to Castle Bromwich. Chris said: ‘this valuable area of historic farmland had for several years been neglected and had begun to deteriorate, but thanks to funding from Biffaward and Be Birmingham we are reclaiming Park Hall and bringing it back to life’. Wildlife on the reserve includes otters, great crested newts, water voles, buzzards and many rare insects.
Biffaward, a multi-million pound environment fund, has awarded funding to twelve Wildlife Trusts throughout the country to support their national wetland restoration and flood alleviation programme. This has enabled The Wildlife Trust for Birmingham and the Black Country to undertake a range of habitat restoration and creation projects at Park Hall.
Anyone wishing to join in can contact Chris on 0121 454 1199 or chris.w@bbcwildlife.org.uk . Further information will be available on our web-site: http://www.bbcwildlife.org.uk.
 

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