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The Parkland Project is looking for Volunteers!

We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers who want to get involved with the Parkland Project. You will be helping to enhance the habitats for wildlife and people by carrying out practical conservation that will make a big difference as well as learn new skills and meet new people!

When?

Taster sessions this June: Thursday 17th & 24th 10:30am – 12:00pm – Booking Essential!

What we will be doing:

We need your help to carry out important work on this parkland, conserving, enhancing and restoring the natural heritage features.

Tasks will include woodland, wetland and grassland management, removal of invasive non-native species, wildlife surveying, access improvements and litter picking.

Why get involved?

Be part of a small, friendly team of like minded people.

Free outdoor gym!

You’ll get a chance to really explore this wild and beautiful green space, learn more about this Parkland and really get your hands dirty!

You will learn about wildlife conservation and habitat management and you’ll also have the opportunity to train in and share skills and techniques.

This is a chance to make a genuine contribution to wildlife and habitat conservation and have a real impact on this local park.

The Skills/Talents You’ll Need:

Enthusiasm and an interest in conservation are great.

No specialist skills are required though some level of fitness and a desire of work outside (in all weather) is important.

Tools are provided but please bring some gloves, snacks and drinks to keep you fueled up!

What to learn more and book on?

Contact us by email: CastleBromParklandInfo@gmail.com

 

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Getting to know the Parkland

This 12 hectare greenspace is an oasis of calm and tranquility in an otherwise densely built up area. A short stroll into the Parkland and you instantly start to relax and breath more easily, you are surrounded by tall grasses, brambles, trees and wildflowers getting ready to bloom. The site is made up of a mosaic of different habitats from the wild lower Marshlands to the higher grasslands and young developing woodland. The Parkland is classed as a Local Wildlife Site (LWS) and also has historic significance with a Grade II* listing from Historic England.

The Parkland has largely been left unmanaged since the estate was sold in 1969 with little work been done and so it now feels a bit neglected and quite wild. We plan to carry out a number of habitat improvements to enhance the site for wildlife and improve the experience for its visitors. 

Nuthatch (photo by Neil Aldridge)

 

 

We are busy getting to know the Parkland and would love to hear from you. We want to know what wildlife you see here.

Do you regularly admire the birds? Have you seen any owls?

Caught a glimpse of a fox or badger? We would love to know!

Please get in touch and send us your stories and pictures.

 

 

Do you remember what the Parkland used to be like in the past?

Did you play here as a child or have your grandparents told you stories about the park?

Maybe they would go hunting for horse chestnuts or picnics on the grassland?

Do they remember what the Avenue of Trees looked like before it became wild? Or have stories about the ponds?

 

 

 

I look forward to hearing from you all soon!

Email us at : CastleBromParklandInfo@gmail.com

 

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