Friends of Heswall Dales
The Heswall Society warmly welcomed the formation of Friends of Heswall Dales on 31 May 2017. Their email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Member's Work Session
As mentioned in the last newsletter, we're going to be holding a members' work session on Heswall Dales on Saturday 2nd February. This follows the very successful session we held last year, which allowed people to get involved who can't necessarily make the midweek volunteer sessions held by the Ranger.
The work we're going to be doing this time is to start the clearance of a panel which is currently overgrown with birch and gorse, but also has a lot of heather and bilberry in there - by giving these plants more space and light we can develop this area over time into a beautiful example of lowland heath. The panel in question is further along the path that runs along the top of Dale Farm, so it will be easily accessible and is relatively flat land to work on - our work will also be very visible to the general public.
The session will run be between 10.30 am and 12.30 pm, and we'll work in small groups under the supervision of the Ranger and some of his regular volunteers. All tools, eye protection and gloves will be provided, although you can bring your own gloves if you prefer - they should be heavy duty ones. Appropriate outdoor clothing and footwear should also be worn.
You should aim to arrive at 10.15 am, as the Ranger will be giving a briefing before the session starts. The meeting point will be the Ranger's Cottage, which is down the pathway off Oldfield Road.
Please come along if you can, it really is very satisfying work as well as being a great opportunity to get some fresh air and a workout! We need to limit the numbers to a maximum of 18, so I'd appreciate it if you can you let me know as soon as possible if you do want to take part.
Secretary, Friends of Heswall Dales