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We will have a range of interesting tasks, including planting an extension to the hedge on the Nontron Meadows, starting at 10am. Bring a spade or trowel if you can help.

This Sunday we will start work on several major projects at Cuttlebrook Nature Reserve, meet at the Scout Hut, Southern Road Recreation Ground car pak (OX9 2DZ) prompt at 10am or find us on Nontron meadow near Oxford Road where we will be using a digger to create a  backwater.

Meet at 10am.¬†Tasks include cutting back the blackthorn and brambles in the “triangle” near the Phoenix Trail, and the usual chemical and invertebrate / bug water-sampling.

Meet at 10am in the Scout Hut car park, Southern Road. Bring warm, tough clothes and boots. If you have favourite gloves, loppers and saws then please bring them too, or you can use ours. We will be working on trees and scrub to get the habitat right.

Next volunteer work party will meet at 10.00am at the Scout Hut car park in Southern Road. Jobs may include cutting the important sedge and reed beds to keep them in good condition.

This Sunday we will meet at the Scout hut car park, Southern Road Recreation ground, at about 10 am.
Our main tasks will be
Measuring the ‘fall’ to see if the reed beds could feed the pond to maintain a good water level.
Kick-sampling in the brook for river-fly larvae, and taking water samples.
Cutting (and ideally removing) excess nettles .
Replacing the main entrance ‘Cuttlebrook’ sign.
Mowing paths, clearing edges and overhangin g branches.
Litter picking at key locations, and maybe from the pond and brook.
We also have some activities for younger volunteers, if a parent needs to entertain them!

Work-party this Sunday, meeting at 10am in the Scout hut car park.
The planned activities are:
Extend the spialling by the bridge to prevent bank erosion endangering the ramps
Build a small earth ridge in the sedge bed, to reduce water flow under the path
Check the storm flaps and the netting on the dipping platform
Check and test the scythe-bar cutter
Carry out monthly water sampling and river-fly larva kick-sampling
Litter-pick before stuff gets too hidden by plant growth
Please bring good gloves, boots and spades if you can.

The next volunteer work party is on Sunday 17th January 2016. Meet at the Scout hut car park at 10.00am. We will be working in the woods, coppicing hazel and other jobs.

Sunday 18th October 2015 – meet at Scout hut car park at 10.00am

The next work party will be Sunday 20th September. Meet in the recreation ground car park at 10am.

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