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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2006 6:58 am    Post subject: CONSERVATION PROJECTS Reply with quote

Received this from Team Lainymax and thought it would be worth sharing in case events happen in your area

BTCV Scotland is organising a mass conservation volunteering event at
Chatelherault Country Park on Sunday 4th June as part of the BBC
Breathing Places launch event. BTCV is looking for support from SBF member
organisations to put together a team of 100 Conservation Volunteer Leaders
to manage volunteers on the day. If you or your organisation would like
to be a part of the event then BTCV would like to hear from you. For
details please respond to the attachment.

The Scottish Executive Environment & Rural Affairs Department
Biodiversity Team is supporting the programme.

Breathing Places - Televised Mass Volunteering Event
100 Volunteer Leaders Needed

The BBC is embarking on an ambitious three-year project - Breathing
Places - which will use the BBC's broadcasting, outreach and interactive
services to inspire and support a million people to take action to
improve the UK's physical environment.

The Campaign will run from 2005 to 2008, and aims to mobilise people
and communities to create nature-friendly green space across the UK. As
well as promoting the campaign through a range of broadcast output, the
BBC will co-ordinate a campaign database that will link people to
projects near where they live.

The legacy of the campaign will be:

- A transformed landscape, sustained into the future
- Heightened awareness and understanding of nature for the participants
- Increased participation in nature conservation, particularly from new
- An opportunity for the sector to continue to work collaboratively
beyond 2008
- 1 million people actively involved in projects inspired by the
- 50,000 projects and activities listed on the campaign database

The BBC will kick off the Breathing Places campaign in Scotland on
Sunday 4th June. A televised mass conservation volunteering day is being
planned at Chatelherault Country Park between the BBC, BTCV Scotland and
South Lanarkshire Council as part of a launch event aimed at attracting
over 10,000 people. Amongst the many activities going on, there will be
opportunities for people to restore a wildlife pond, undertake woodland
management, re-establish an ancient tree avenue, construct a viewing
platform, bridge and access footpath, and build and erect nest and bat
boxes across the Country Park.

I will be disabling my cache "Land of the White Cattle"(GCNJX3) nearer the time
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2006 1:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Admin: Moved to this section and pinned.

Any additional info and weblinks would probably be useful. I wonder if a CITO event might come within the remit of this campaign? It'd be good advance publicity for one.

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