Winter Newsletter 2016

about the wood - By fosh_admin on Sunday, January 8, 2017 - 20:48

Winter 2016 Newsletter

2016 has been a really busy year. You think that all we do is work parties, but read on!  The only activity for which we actually keep records of volunteer time for Rushcliffe Borough Council is work parties however there is so much work going on in the background of which people are unaware.

The hard graft!

First however, the current priority manual tasks (aligned to the Management Plan) include maintaining Rights of Way paths in a state in which people will be inclined to use them without making lots of unofficial paths, even when there are muddy conditions. Off path walking or play can destroy wildlife habitat at the lowest level, i.e. the invertebrates upon which many of the other species depend for food. The Wood is a very delicately balanced ecosystem in which everything depends on everything else in some way and too much interference by people can upset this.

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