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Pollution hits Kingfisher Trail

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Release date: 
Fri, 21/04/2017 (All day)
Main image: 
Kingfisher by Peter Hunter
Summary: 
A pollution incident which has affected a 25-mile stretch of the River Irwell will have consequences for our Kingfisher Trail.

The Environment Agency is investigating where the toxic chemicals came from after it hit a 25-mile stretch of the river from Rawtenstall to Manchester city centre.

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Business Support Assistant

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Quick summary: 
We are seeking Business Support Assistant to perform a professional and friendly customer service role, as well as providing a full administrative and business support function to designated areas within the Trust.

Full time (37.5 hours per week)

We currently have a vacancy for a full time Business Support Assistant at our Head Office.

The postholder will be the first point of contact for the general public and visitors to the building and will perform a professional and friendly customer service role on a daily basis along with being responsible for providing a full administrative and business support function to designated areas within the Trust.

Salary: 
£16,000 pa
Closing date: 
Wed, 03/05/2017 (All day)
Location: 
The Barn, Berkley Drive, Bamber Bridge, PR5 6BY

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Fire threatens return of extinct butterfly

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Release date: 
Wed, 19/04/2017 (All day)
Main image: 
Heysham Moss after the fire
Summary: 
Arsonists are believed to be behind the devastation of one of the last few areas of lowland raised bog in Lancashire and put in jeopardy a project to restore a butterfly to the mossland where it has been extinct for more than 50 years.

Three years ago the Large Heath butterfly was reintroduced to Heysham Moss as part of a joint project with Chester Zoo.

The recent fire has swept across the Moss destroying much of the habitat that is currently supporting the establishing Large Heath colony.

While many of the plants will recover slowly over the next few years it is a serious blow to the ongoing restoration of this special place that is designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). Critically, the fire has also almost certainly wiped out any chance of survival of the Large Heath.

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New £10 million fund to restore peatland

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Release date: 
Tue, 18/04/2017 (All day)
Main image: 
Thérèse Coffey with LWT CEO Anne Selby at Little Woolden
Summary: 
A £10 million grant scheme to restore England’s iconic peatlands has been launched by the Government.

This is great new for our mosslands projects including Astley Moss, Little Woolden Moss, Cadishead Moss, Heysham Moss and Winmarleigh Moss.

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Hare-raising TV drama for Brockholes

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Release date: 
Mon, 10/04/2017 (All day)
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Summary: 
When Countryfile come-a-calling we are delighted but there is also a little bit of panic – after all we only have the whole nation watching us. Alan Wright, Communications Manager tells us about their recent visit to Brockholes...

The great thing about The Lancashire Wildlife Trust is that when we are in the spotlight our staff, our volunteers, our members and, most importantly, our wildlife shine like superstars.

However, asking wild creatures to perform on a particular day is a potential disaster waiting to happen.

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Dawn Chorus Walk

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Date / Time
Start date: 
Sat, 13/05/2017 - 4:30am - 7:00am

The early bird catches... the song!  

Rise bright and early and get down to Mere Sands Wood NR to hear one of nature's most wonderous experiencess - the dawn chorus.

This guided walk is led by bird song expert Graham Clarkson.

Summary: 
Join us for an annual highlight at Mere Sands Wood - the magical Dawn Chorus!
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Booking details
Booking required?: 
Yes
Admission charge: 
Yes
Admission details: 
£5pp (Adults)/£3pp (children)
Audience: 
All
Families
Adults
Contact number: 
01704 821809
Fully booked: 
No
Cancelled: 
No
Other details
Mobility: 
People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance
Wheelchair: 
Wheelchair users please contact organiser in advance
Address
Location: 
Mere Sands Wood NR
County: 
Lancashire
Postcode: 
L40 1TG
Town: 
Rufford, near Ormskirk

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Biodiverse Society – Blog April 2017

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Release date: 
Fri, 07/04/2017 (All day)
Summary: 
February was the shortest month of the year... but our Biodiverse Society trainees still managed to pack plenty into the 28 days. Our Merseyside trainee Johnny Pescod explains...

This February the gang have been busy obtaining landowner permissions for the sites they will be surveying later this year. This task has proved more of a challenge than expected, with contact details for private sites requiring some detective efforts. Despite the paperwork and sleuthing, we escaped the office fairly often to continue the practical aspects of our training, including a fresh list of plant species to identify.

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Biodiverse Society – Blog April 2017

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Release date: 
Fri, 07/04/2017 (All day)
Summary: 
February was the shortest month of the year... but our Biodiverse Society trainees still managed to pack plenty into the 28 days. Our Merseyside trainee Johnny Pescod explains...

This February the gang have been busy obtaining landowner permissions for the sites they will be surveying later this year. This task has proved more of a challenge than expected, with contact details for private sites requiring some detective efforts. Despite the paperwork and sleuthing, we escaped the office fairly often to continue the practical aspects of our training, including a fresh list of plant species to identify.

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Great Easter Eggcase Hunt

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Date / Time
Start date: 
Mon, 10/04/2017 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm

At least 21 species of skate, ray and shark are found in UK waters and as some species will lay eggs all year round, it's time to go on an egg hunt!

We will be heading down to the beach to find out what species might have been laying their eggs in the Irish Sea.

No booking is required, just dress appropriately for the weather and join us on the beach!

This event is FREE.

Summary: 
Come and join us for an Easter egg hunt with a twist! We'll be hunting for shark, skate and ray eggcases (mermaid's purses) on the strandline.
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Booking details
Booking required?: 
No
Admission charge: 
No
Audience: 
All
Families
Contact name: 
Sally Tapp
Contact number: 
07841 006745
Contact email: 
stapp@lancswt.org.uk
Fully booked: 
No
Cancelled: 
No
Other details
Mobility: 
People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance
Wheelchair: 
Wheelchair users please contact organiser in advance
Location
Meeting place: 
Noticeboard in the south west corner of Lifeboat Road car park,
Address
Location: 
Lifeboat Road Beach
County: 
Merseyside
Postcode: 
L37 2EB
Town: 
Formby

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Fylde Sand Dunes Project Community Engagement Officer

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Quick summary: 
We require an enthusiastic Community Engagement Officer to assist in the delivery of the Fylde Sand Dunes Project by communicating the aims of the project to local people and visitors through a variety of engagement techniques.

FULL TIME
MATERNITY COVER (FOR 9 MONTHS IN THE FIRST INSTANCE)

The successful candidate will be required to communicate the aims of the project and deliver key messages to a wide range of individuals, including enthusing visitors and local residents about our work, securing their support by engaging them in coastal events, activities and volunteer work parties.

Salary: 
£21,728.00 pa
Closing date: 
Tue, 18/04/2017 (All day)
Location: 
The Barn, Berkeley Drive, Bamber Bridge, Preston, Lancashire, PR5 6BY & Fylde Borough Council, Snowdon Rd, Lytham Saint Anne’s, Lancashire, FY8 3FE .

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