Plea for help on reserve
Oct 15 2008 by Emma Davison, Huddersfield Daily Examiner
VOLUNTEERS are needed to take part in a conservation event at a Dalton nature reserve this weekend.
The day, being held at Kilner Bank, has been organised by the Wildlife Trusts for Sheffield and Rotherham’s Coalfield Heathland Project, White Rose Forest and Kilner Bank Improvement Group, who have joined forces to help protect an important area of lowland heathland.
They are looking for volunteers to help them remove birch and pine seedlings that if left unchecked will take over the heath.
Heathland is an important habitat for wildlife and if left uncared for could develop into woodland resulting in the loss of some of the habitat that certain wildlife rely on.
The group will be using hand tools to remove the birch and pine seedlings and no experience is necessary as training will be given and tools will be provided.
The day will be a great opportunity for participants to get out in the great outdoors, get some exercise and meet new people whilst helping to maintain an important wildlife habitat.
The group will be meeting at the entrance off Bradley Mills Road at 10am on Sunday. For more information contact Rowan Watson-Taylor on 0114 2634335.