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23 volunteers help to conserve wildlife habitat in South Ribble Central Park

Voulnteers helping to improve the area for wildlife

On Saturday 2 November, SRBC Neighbourhood Services hosted a community conservation day in conjunction with ARGUK and local residents.

 

ARGUK are a charity to promote the conservation of our native amphibian and reptile environment by promoting and supporting a network of independent Amphibian and Reptile Groups (ARGs).

 

See more about ARGUK here: https://www.arguk.org/about-us/who-we-are

 

Lyndale Fields is a small open space within Central Park in Lostock Hall consisting of grassland and woodland habitat. The conservation day’s aim was to improve open space for wildlife. They organised two work parties – one on 2 November and one on Sunday 1 December.

 

Volunteers helped to remove overgrown Willow along plantation edges and cleared Alder trees and scrub from around the pond perimeter to allow more light into the pond and the woodland floor. This will encourage aquatic vegetation to grow and improve water quality.

 

Habitat piles were also made up making valuable habitats for many species.

 

The volunteers braved rain to collectively work together to improve the area and we thank them all for helping to improve the for our treasured wildlife.

 

They welcome others to join in and help the next conservation day on Sunday 1 December from 10am – 4pm.

 

For more information please contact: lmoat@southribble.gov.uk