Transforming local communities and environments
The project sets out increase the wildlife and prevent decline of the woodland from water erosion and trampling. The construction of a wild trial pathway through the woods and fenced habitats areas to allows wildlife to thrive and provide areas of additional interest for all users of the Common. The project’s activities aims to inspire long-term volunteer involvement with the woods and nature reserve , building relationships with people whilst build habitats for wildlife. the groups are a cross section of society. These group would include local primary schools colleges, groups with social difficulties including local homeless charities.
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Is essential for the wildlife to thrive in the woodland. Making it a resilient habitat, with the pressures from climate extremes and trampling, allowing access to all aspects of the community to enjoy wildlife and well-being. Improved biodiversity will be improved through a series of activities delivered by our volunteers under the guidance of the Head Ranger. Scrub and brambles will be cleared to allow more light to penetrate and enable other plant species to populate the woodland floor. There will be removal of invasive species from the woodland area and improvement of the soils where needed. Following that we will plant young indigenous trees, other understorey woodland plants and meadow plants to enhance butterfly and other insect numbers. New hedgerows will also be created to form an enhanced corridor beyond the woods. The project will bring the wider community closer and broaden the reach of the woodland to many that may not know of its existence.
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Transforming local communities and environments
I hope everyone is okay and managing to get out into the fresh air! Just a quick few lines to let you know about how the project is going. The Project 's momentum has taken a hit in the past couple of month with regards to outreach and numbers of volunteers being allowed to work with us us on site. Good News ! There are the highlights which have taken place in the past 3 month. The Second area fencing is up and standing in the Horse Ride and now the only piece of grass not a muddy quagmire. Tree felling of invasive tree species in the fence off area, this allows light into the undergrowth to help the bulbs come through Just before Christmas we manged to divert the flow of water away from the Rookery gardens by reclaiming a ditch and planting bulbs. We hope to open up our activities to a wider group of eager volunteers come the first Week of March. We plan to add more steps in the muddiest part of the Common near the Lodge and we are now working with Froglife to improve the flow of water by creating ponds for dragonflies and frogs. Please let me know if your interested or know of anyone else who is interested firstname.lastname@example.org Also, to let you know we are crowdfunding another project this time in the Rookery Gardens for a sensory garden please pledged a little or a lot. Your support if very much appreciated .
Just to let you know that SCcoop are still trying to improve the woodlands - Sccoop had a Earthwild Forest School join the Head Ranger to plant some 400 bluebell, 500 wood anemone and some welsh daffodils in the fenced off areas - Hopefully will make a colourful appearance in the spring. Regular Adventurous Volunteering Session are being held every Thursdays from 10am This coming week Sessions on 5th Dec Friday and 6th Dec Saturday If your interested please drop me a line at email@example.com
Last week, busy week - I held my first Zoom meeting, went well , a socially distance walk and a conservation session to open up the pathway and view at the top of hilly four acres. Next week is the start of the first of four areas. Please let me know if your interested in taking part in this amazing project love to hear from you email firstname.lastname@example.org .uk
Just letting you know that I have been busy planning and arranging events (not easy when things are so uncertain.) SO , in the vain of social distancing I have a ZOOM Consultation Meeting / presentation this Thursday 17 Sept at 7pm. This event is a Zoom presentation with a few Q&A about the Community Woodland Project and the proposed protective fenced habitat areas. If you are interested , please join in (invitation) below I would like to invite you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: Phase 2 of Creating Woodland Habitat in Streatham Woods Time: Sep 17, 2020 07:00 PM London Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/93700771467?pwd=dVpEZVBGMEx3QXBqc1Y3M2xvMUdOUT09 Meeting ID: 937 0077 1467 Passcode: a9C8aP Scheduled this Thursday evening 7pm- 7.30pm IF you are not able to join this event, there will be another opportunity to ask questions and find out more about the project on Saturday 19 Sept 2.30pm -3pm, socially distanced site walk. Meeting at the fence area in the woods and if your really keen, I am also hosting a Saturday Conservation Session starting at 10 am - 1pm Meet at the Rookery community garden door at 10 am come for an hour stay for the morning ! Please let me know if you wish to attend email email@example.com
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Hey everyone , It’s been a while , you may have been wondering what’s been happening, due to the pandemic I had been furloughed for the past few months and I am excited to be back in the woodlands. We are only now getting the project moving again, we have finalised the funding for the from GLA and looking forward to start delivering volunteer sessions soon. We are delight to be starting the Community Woodland Project, if your interested in taking part please let me know. I will post activities in the coming weeks. (picture of a skipper on and thistle) Thank you for all your support , please take care and look forward to hearing from you soon. Mered Head Ranger @ SCCoop