Volunteers wanted for Northam Rake & Burn

Rangers at Northam Burrows Country Park are looking for volunteers to help carry out important nature conservation work. A special Rake and Burn Volunteer Day is being held on the 5th of December from 10am-4pm to clear brambles from the sand dunes.

Brambles are a major threat to rare plants on Northam Burrows and controlling this invasive species is an important part of the winter maintenance work carried out by the Rangers. Having cut the brambles back they are looking for volunteers to help rake up and burn the cuttings to create the perfect conditions for wildflowers to grow in the summer next year.

Lead member for Community, Culture and Leisure Phil Pennington said:
“Northam Burrows is a wildlife-rich area and lots of work goes into maintaining this special place. The contribution made by volunteers at these events helps to protect the local environment and can be a great opportunity to get outdoors, get active and meet like-minded people. Any help on the day will be greatly appreciated; this is a chance to make a real difference to local nature conservation.”

If you are interested in attending the event please contact the Burrows Centre on 01237 479708 or email northam.burrow@torridge.gov.uk to register. Tools and refreshments will be provided but please bring a packed lunch and dress appropriately.

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