The Friends of Norton Bog – the area of wetland lying northeast of Chasewater – are taking a special interest in their particular protected habitat, and are holding their May event this Sunday, 17th June, at 10:00am.
I was contacted by Graham Evens of Chasewater Wildlife Group recently, who pointed out that these work parties are increasingly popular and making a huge difference to the environment of the bog, and anything that encourages community contact with the environment has to be a good thing.
If you’ve nothing better to do on Sunday, this could be the thing for you. Families are welcome. This is a hugely important habitat in our area, and this is a great chance to help manage it for future generations. The chance to chat and learn a bit about it’s incredibly diverse inhabitants from some old hands can’t be a bad way to spend a Sunday morning, either. Meet at the car park on the Burntwood Road. Wear outdoor clothes and be prepared to get a bit grubby.
The dates for 2012 work parties on Norton Bog are as follows:
January 8th, February 12th, March 11th, April 15th, May 13th and June 17th.
All are on Sundays and run from 10:00AM -1:00PM, meeting at the car park on the Burntwood Road (which is the little one with the horses nearby)
Rob Davies, Staffs County Ranger Service – contact number 07855 336 907
Steve Archer, Community Volunteers Project Officer 07817 863303
Linda Florence, Norton Canes Parish Council 01543 276812