Conservation group celebrates a successful year

On Wednesday 5 December 2012, Lichfield District Council’s Countryside and Parks Conservation Group celebrated a successful year of conservation work with a bird box building session and a Christmas party in Beacon Park.

The 12 members spent the afternoon building 70 bird boxes out of recycled wooden pallets, before donning their Santa hats and enjoying a Christmas party.

Ruth Witczak, Lichfield District Council’s Community and Education Officer, said: “It has been a busy year for our volunteers, who’ve worked really hard to conserve green spaces across the district. We’ll be putting up some of the bird boxes across the park in the spring and using the rest for bird box painting events in the summer.”

The volunteer group will be taking a well deserved break in January, but will be rolling up their sleeves again in February.

Chris Walsh, Lichfield District Council’s Biodiversity Officer, said: “This event was a great way to thank all of our fantastic volunteers and wish them a very happy Christmas.”

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