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February Winter Worky Day at Foxglove Covert – 5th February

27 January 2022  |  Jill Lundberg  |  Posted in:

The Reserve Managers at Foxglove Covert, the fabulous conservation area on our doorstep in Catterick Garrison, are hosting a hands-on working day on Saturday 5th February, when you can help out with a practical conservation task.

You just need to be ready for all weather conditions, bring your oldest outdoor clothes and you’ll be set for taking on the tasks which will be mucky and may involve bonfires! The event is free and runs from 10am to 3pm. Booking is essential and you’ll be rewarded with a hot cooked lunch!  Click HERE and complete the form, providing as much information as possible.

Young children must be accompanied by a parent and any students over 16 can be dropped off. For students under 16 who have a genuine interest in conservation, arrangements can be made for parents to sign a consent form.

Foxglove Covert is a Site of Local Nature Conservation Importance and is managed in such a way as to retain and enhance the varied habitats but also to allow the local community to enjoy and appreciate it, with a strong emphasis on education at all levels. It has a reputation as a rich wildlife habitat and for excellence in bird ringing.
The overall management of the site is the responsibility of the Management Group which is made up of representatives of the two organisations mentioned above, Natural England, and a number of volunteers who have an interest in making the reserve a success. There are also two Reserve Managers, who are responsible for the day-to-day management of the site, co-ordinating the volunteers and acting as a guide for visitors. They are very often the first point of contact for people arriving on the reserve for the first time.

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