Wildflower Meadow Project

Details

Reference: OPP0007530

Activities: Boating, Environment, Heritage, Micro-volunteering, One off or a taster, Outdoors, Plastic & Litter Clearance, Practical, Regularly

Starts: 23 October 2019

Closing Date: 31 December 2019

Nottingham, Nottingham and Beeston Canal, Nottinghamshire

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Calling all green fingered volunteers.
Help us to transform land alongside the Nottingham Beeston Canal in the heart of the city into a thriving wildflower meadow.
We want to turn simple grass banks alongside the canal into colourful wildflower meadows. Running parallel with the busy London Road the meadow will provide a soothing oasis of calm as well as an important corridor for pollinating insects and other wildlife.
The Trust has left part of the bank uncut in recent months to encourage wildflowers to grow naturally and species such as Bee Orchids, Oxeye Daisies and Silverweed have already been found. In order to create the meadow we are looking for volunteers to help retain samples of these plants, before rotavating the soil and sowing wildflower seeds.
The volunteering sessions are due to take place on three successive Wednesdays in October with the first planned for the 16th October beginning at 10am with volunteers invited to give as much or as little time as they can.

Benefits

This opportunity offers a great way to meet other volunteers and our local volunteering team, develop new practical skills, hear about other volunteer opportunities whilst spending a few hours outdoors improving your local waterway environment.

The project is part of the Trust’s contribution to Defra’s Year of Green Action, a year-long drive to help everyone get involved in projects that support nature in their gardens, schools or workplaces.

Skills required

There are no skills required for this task and all safety procedures and work instructions will be given on the day; you just need to be willing to get stuck in and get dirty. We advise that you wear old clothes appropriate for the weather conditions and flat, solid footwear such as wellies, boots or trainers.

Future Sessions

When Location
30 October 2019 Nottingham, Nottingham and Beeston Canal, Nottinghamshire

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