September’s CPCG conservation days

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

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

The first conservation day of the month is running on Wednesday 3 September at Pipe Hill. It involves cutting, collecting and removing areas of bracken, bramble, nettles and weeds. This will help the area to regenerate with wildflowers and rare acid grasses that are trapped in the seed bank and not germinating as they are being smothered by the overgrown vegetation.

The second CPCG day of the month is on Wednesday 17 September at Coulter Lane in Burntwood. The day will include continuing to improve the health of the woodland by coppicing sleeted trees to encourage regeneration and allow a greater amount of light to reach the woodland floor. Habitat piles will also be created to act as ready-made homes for small mammals and invertebrates. The group will also conduct crown lifting of specific trees to improve access across the site for both the public and to enable future works.

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

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To book your free place, please call Denice Deverall at Lichfield District Council on 01543 308183 or email