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Conservation Day Petridge Wood, Earlswood

 

On Tuesday 1st April the new Bronze dofe students embarked on their first conservation day.  This one was at PetridgeWood between Salfords and Earlswood.  It is near the cricket pitch visible from the main road.  This was an area of mixed woodland and open ground allowing certain rare native plants to thrive.  Scrub encroachment has caused a loss of biodiversity and the conservation group worked hard to clear trees to recreate the diverse heath previously found here.  The group worked exceptionally hard throughout the day and the RACV were most impressed, as was the local authority countryside warden who inspected our work.  The team listened especially well to advice and learned a great deal about safe and efficient felling and clearing, as well as open fire safety.

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Well done team, RGS saving the world again, starting in our own back yard!

The next conservation day is on Tuesday 8 July and will be to a wetland environment so be ready to get wet!