Get hands on and help out at Fremington Local Nature Reserve

Posted on: 7 October 2016

Fancy helping to build homes for bats and birds at your local nature reserve?

North Devon Council is calling for volunteers to help at an action day at Leat Meadow Local Nature Reserve in Fremington this half term.

On Saturday 22 October, the council will be working with North Devon Biosphere to cut and rake the meadow area and install bat and bird boxes at the reserve.

Executive Member responsible for parks and leisure, Councillor Dick Jones, said: “This will be a lovely opportunity for the local community to get involved in the care of one of Fremington’s beautiful nature reserves. If you haven’t been to Leat Meadow before, this would be the ideal time to discover the wonderful wildlife on your doorstep. It should be a fun and active day suitable for all the family, with the added bonus of experts on hand to tell you all about the nature reserve.”

Executive Member for Environment, Councillor Rodney Cann, said: “This sounds like a wonderful project that will enhance the natural environment of an already beautiful area.”

Tom Hynes, Biosphere Officer at North Devon Biosphere, said: “The reserve has plenty of wildlife but a few small practical improvements should help improve it. This volunteer day is a great opportunity to help wildlife.”

The event takes place on Saturday 22 October from 10am to 4pm, meeting at the entrance to Leat Meadow/Griggs Field, Fremington. Volunteers should wear appropriate clothing and footwear. All tools will be provided.

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