Tuesday, 12 March 2013

ViP Green Team volunteers needed



ViP Green Team have two tasks coming up on Saturday 16th March and Wednesday 20th March.

For Saturday 16th March we will be joining some volunteers from Exeter Uni at Houndtor Woods for a project with Natural England. The task is to clear and burn some brash, plant some hazel whips and fence a series of 20m2 enclosures in a conifer plantation, as an experiment to discover the best way of bringing back the natural deciduous woodland.

The ground is quite rough and steep so you'll need sturdy shoes and old clothes. Don't forget your packed lunch, a MUG for hot drinks and waterproofs!!

We will be leaving the Hive at 09.45, arriving back at Uni at 16.30

For Wednesday 20th March we will be working with the Wildlife Hit Squad at Bovey Heathfield. The task will involve scrub clearance for important heathland wildlife such as Dormice, Fritillary Butterflies and Birds of Prey.

Sturdy shoes and waterproofs are recommended and also a packed lunch and a MUG for tea and coffee that I will provide.

We will be leaving the Hive at 09.30, arriving back at Uni at 16.00

There will be separate sign-up sheets for each event in the Hive situated within the SU and you are welcome to sign-up for either project or both if studies allow you the time!!

If you have any questions regarding the events please contact the volunteer team in the Hive (volunteer@su.plymouth.ac.uk).

I look forward to seeing some of you there,

Cheers,

Simon Stringer and Alice Hedges (Green Team Project Leaders)


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