The Rangers on Northam Burrows have organised a number of volunteer days this Autumn to help carryout important nature conservation work within the park. The sand dunes and coastal grasslands of Northam Burrows are home to many rare plants and wildlife that depend upon the unique environment found there. The volunteer days will involve practical tasks to help maintain these conditions and are a great way to contribute to the upkeep of the burrows, learn some new skills, while keeping fit in the great outdoors. The first cut and rake event to improve the floral diversity on the great plain will be on the 13th of October from 10am-4pm, and will then continue on a fortnightly basis until Christmas.
Torridge District Councillor Cheryl Cottle-Hunkin and Lead Member for Community, Culture and Leisure said:
“Volunteers make an enormous contribution to conservation on Northam Burrows and we are always grateful for their help and support. The events our rangers organise help to protect the plants and wildlife that live there and are a great way to explore the countryside, learn about the environment and meet like-minded people. We are always on the lookout for new participants so if you are interested and can help out, please contact the visitor centre to find out more.”
There will also be half term activities run from the Visitor Centre with guided walks led by Dr Irene Williams and Dave Edgcombe from the North Devon Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Organisation, as well as a self-guided Halloween trail. Booking is required for some events so to reserve a space or for more information contact Northam Burrows Country Park on 01237 479708 or email email@example.com.