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New project to boost recovery at Heysham Moss

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Release date: 
Tue, 12/12/2017 (All day)
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Summary: 
A new plan which will help some of our rare butterflies at a Heysham nature reserve will go ahead despite devastation caused by arsonists.

A previous project to bring the large heath butterfly back to Heysham Moss was thrown into doubt following the latest attack.

However, Lancashire Wildlife Trust were delighted to see caterpillars had survived and butterflies were flying on the moss in summer.

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No Finer Life

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Date / Time
Start date: 
Wed, 28/02/2018 - 6:30pm - 9:45pm
Time details: 
Time: The performance will start at 7.30pm, with doors opening at 6.30pm. The show will run for 1 hour 25 minutes including a 15 minute interval. There will be a 20 minute after show discussion on production, the issues of the countryside and life in Ambridge.

Graham Harvey, writer of more than 600 episodes of The Archers, brings to the stage the true tale of an unlikely Cotswold hero and an enduring romance.

Set in the Oxfordshire countryside at the end of World War Two, rich in tradition and full of vivid, memorable characters, but this is no nostalgic, bucolic ramble. This is Elizabeth’s story…

Summary: 
Archer's writer Graham Harvey from BBC Radio 4 brings to the stage 'No Finer Life', a play bringing sustainable agriculture to the forefront of people's minds.
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Booking details
Booking required?: 
Yes
Admission charge: 
Yes
Admission details: 
£15.00 pp
Audience: 
Adults
Contact number: 
01772 872000
Contact email: 
info@brockholes.org
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: 
Brockholes Nature Reserve, Preston New Road, Preston PR5 0AG

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Wishing our trainees a bright future

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Release date: 
Fri, 08/12/2017 (All day)
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Summary: 
As our My Biodiverse Society trainees finish up, we wish them a really warm goodbye as they start their careers as conservationists. Here our Merseyside Trainee Officers Johnny Pescod and Mark Pritchard explain what the traineeship has meant to them.

The 12 month paid training and work experience placements included a one month induction, individual personal development plans, personal projects and practical training and experience, to address skill shortages in surveying and to help trainees gain further employment within the conservation sector.

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Young conservationists and farmers look to the future

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Release date: 
Fri, 08/12/2017 (All day)
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Summary: 
Young farmers and conservationists are looking at pioneering land management practices that promote benefits for wildlife and the wider environment.

The Allerton Project has been running since 1992, with one of its main objectives is to combine productive farming with wildlife conservation. Its most recent event examined how integrating farming, wildlife, woodland and game conservation can work together.

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Christmas Tree Planting (Sand Dune Stabilisation)

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Date / Time
Start date: 
Tue, 06/02/2018 - 10:00am - Thu, 08/02/2018 - 3:00pm

So keep those loveable fir trees around after Christmas, and come on down to help your local marine habitat.

On Tuesday 6th and 7th we're going to be based out of North Beach Car Park, on the 8th we'll be based out of North Prom car park.

We’ll provide all of the equipment and safety briefings at the start of the day. Volunteers just need to have sturdy footwear and lots of warm clothing.

Summary: 
It's that time of the year again, when we ask you to bring down your old Christmas trees and reuse them to help stabilise our sand dunes on the Fylde Coast.
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Booking details
Booking required?: 
No
Admission charge: 
No
Audience: 
All
Contact name: 
Kate Owen
Contact number: 
07860 954 290
Contact email: 
kowen@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
What to bring?: 
warm clothes and sturdy footwear that won't let sand in.
Location
Meeting place: 
North Beach Car Park, 24 Summerfields, Lytham Saint Annes FY8 2TR

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The hidden past and green future of Chat Moss

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Date / Time
Start date: 
Wed, 13/12/2017 - 11:00am

In celebration of Heritage Lottery Fund's 25th Anniversary, we'll be running a guided walk around Chat Moss. We'll be meeting at Irlam train station for 11am, and take a 5 mile walk up to Little Woolden Moss and back, chatting about the history and why HLF found value in this forgotten place. We'll then move onto the future of Chat Moss thanks to the Carbon Landscape Partnership, exploring how local people can get involved in taking pride in their heritage.

Summary: 
Join us for a guided walk around the mosslands, learning about the history and future plans for the site.
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Booking details
Booking required?: 
No
Admission charge: 
No
Audience: 
All
Contact name: 
Lydia Dayes
Contact number: 
01942 726214
Contact email: 
ldayes@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: 
Meet at Irlam Train Station, Irlam, Manchester M44 5AB

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Want to defend nature? Let children play outdoors

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Release date: 
Thu, 30/11/2017 (All day)
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Summary: 
Our Forest School Project is helping to protect nature and reduce pollution far into the future. How? By letting children play outside. Assistant Communications Officer, Molly Toal, explains.

Earlier this year, a study was published by The University of British Columbia demonstrating that children who play outside are more likely to protect nature when they are young adults. However, there are lots of barriers preventing some children from playing outside, such as living in a busy, urban area with lots of traffic or not having access to a garden. With these problems, alongside the lure of video games and TV, it may seem more difficult than ever to get children outside.

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Chat Moss Project Officer

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Quick summary: 
We're looking for an enthusiastic Project Officer to deliver a programme of conservation on our Chat Moss Project, working with volunteers and local communities around the Mosslands. The role is offered for 8 months on a fixed term contract. Read more.

FULL TIME - 37.5 HOURS PER WEEK

Salary: 
£22,152 PA
Closing date: 
Sun, 10/12/2017 (All day)
Location: 
BASED AT THE ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCE CENTRE, 499 – 511 BURY ROAD, BOLTON, BL2 6DH

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Big Badgers Day Out

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Release date: 
Mon, 27/11/2017 (All day)
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Summary: 
The Wildlife Watch leaders the 'Big Badgers' got together recently for their annual meet up to share ideas and knowledge about the natural world. Read on to find out more about the Children's branch of the Wildlife Trust - Wildlife WATCH.

Wildlife Watch is the leading conservation club for kids in the UK. It’s the junior branch of The Wildlife Trusts and across Lancashire we have a wonderful bunch of Watch Group Leaders who run wild activities once or twice a month for families to come along to, all year around. Think Scouts and Brownies only with a fun focus on learning bushcrafts, like willow weaving, pond dipping and making fires outdoors.

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Forgotten Past and Green Future of Chat Moss

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Date / Time
Start date: 
Wed, 13/12/2017 - 11:00am

We will be running a guided walk around the beautiful peatland site, led by Lydia Dayes Carbon Landscape Access and Events Officer.

We will be meeting at 11am at Irlam train station.

Summary: 
Come and explore the wonders of Chat Moss with a guided walk to celebrate the 25 year anniversary of Heritage Lottery Fund who provided dedicated funds to the project.
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Booking details
Booking required?: 
No
Admission charge: 
No
Audience: 
All
Contact name: 
Lydia Dayes
Contact number: 
01942 726214
Contact email: 
lmccool@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: 
Irlam train station, Irlam, Manchester M44 5AB