July’s CPCG conservation days

Volunteers at Beacon Park

Volunteers at Beacon Park

Volunteers needed to help at two conservation events in Lichfield District this July.

Lichfield District Council is inviting adults to lend a hand at two upcoming Countryside & Parks Conservation Group (CPCG) events this July.

The first conservation day of the month is running on Wednesday 2 July at Beacon Park and involves working in the woodland clearing nettles, thistles and weeds to encourage other ground flora and fauna.

Councillor Andrew Smith, Lichfield District Council’s Cabinet Member for Leisure & Parks, said: “Nature conservation is a great way to work as a group to boost important local natural habitats. It also offers a chance to meet new people and to learn new skills.”

The second CPCG day of the month is on Wednesday 23 July at Pipe Hill in Lichfield. It involves cutting, collecting and removing scrub, so the rare heathland habitat is not choked by invasive species.

Councillor Ian Pritchard, Lichfield District Council’s Cabinet Member for Economic Growth & Development, said: “We are grateful to our CPCG volunteers who continue to help us to manage important parks and green spaces across the district. We’re always keen for more people to join the group, so if you are interested in nature conservation, please contact us to find out how to get involved.”

Both days will run from 10.30am to 3pm and are for over 18s. All tools will be provided as well as light snacks. Wearing outdoor waterproof clothes and sturdy footwear is recommended.

To find out more please visit www.lichfielddc.gov.uk/cpcg

To book your free place, please call Denice Deverall at Lichfield District Council on 01543 308183 or email countryside@lichfielddc.gov.uk