THE staff of the new Northern Devon Nature Improvement Area (NIA) project are offering you the chance to get out in the fresh air, meet new people and start the New Year health kick early. Simply phone 01409 221823 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved in the following forthcoming events in its community volunteer programme:
Thursday, December 20, 10am to 3pm – Specott Moor scrub clearance (off the Tarka Trail at East Yarde).
Tuesday, January 22, 10am to 3pm – Otter holt and small mammal/bird boxes at Higher Kingford Farm, Pancrasweek.
Friday, February 8, 10am to 3pm – Stowford Moor hazel coppice and scrub clearance.
February mid-week Thorn Moor Swaling (dates subject to suitable weather conditions).
Sunday, March 10 – Ford Wood woodland management.
You can meet members of the NIA team and find out more at the Big Sheep Christmas Market at Abbotsham this Saturday..
As part of its community programme the NIA is on the look out for people interested in wildlife who would like to take an active role to work with the NIA in their community. Contact the NIA Community Outreach team for an informal discussion.
The North Devon NIA is a partnership project led by Devon Wildlife Trust on behalf of the North Devon Biosphere Reserve Partnership. Over the next three years and beyond, the Nature Improvement Area project aims to restore and re-create internationally important habitats.
Places such as Culm grasslands, wetlands, neutral meadows, woodlands, hedgerows, rivers and streams across North Devon's unique Torridge river catchment.