Harpenden Family Conservation Day

February 17th 2020
By: Melanie Hollidge
Harpenden Family Conservation Day

Look out for this family Conservation Day on Harpenden Common, Harpenden, Hertfordshire. Harpenden Common really is the focal point of Harpenden and an asset to all who live in and around Harpenden and St Albans. On Tuesday 18 February 2020 from 10 am until 2.30 pm why not come along with the family and help out with practical tasks on Harpenden Common. The event is suitable for all but any under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.

The Harpenden Common Conservations tasks may include scrub clearance, gorse coppicing and bramble bashing, all tools and training will be provided. As it is part of getting involved and volunteering your time hot drinks, biscuits will also be provided to keep the energy levels up.

The Harpenden Family Conservation Day is run by Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust. They are a local charity supported by people who care about protecting wildlife and have over 22,000 members. They are the leading voice for wildlife conservation in Hertfordshire and Middlesex. With the help of all their wonderful volunteers, they manage a network of more than 40 nature reserves, covering over 1,900 acres. All completely natural resources to the people of St Albans and Harpenden who like to get out and about in nature. 

The Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust also have a vision of what they call Living Landscape where neighbours work with others to improve towns and countryside for wildlife. They believe that just preserving species in tiny pockets of the landscape, on nature reserves, will not ensure wildlife's future survival. The vision must be wider than that. By creating spaces for wildlife to live in amongst houses, businesses, roads, railway lines and fields we can all move closer to our vision of an environment rich in wildlife for everyone.

Getting involved with the Harpenden Common Family Conservation Day will give you skills and knowledge to keep greening space for St Albans and Harpenden to flourish.

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