Monthly Archives: May 2014

Media Frenzy Over SSSI Confirmation in York

Well maybe not a frenzy, but five newspaper reports and Radio York airtime over the confirmation of the SSSI status notification by Natural England. Well done to Ellen Softley the Senior Press Officer at Natural England! The Press – http://www.yorkpress.co.uk/NEWS/11246392.York_meadows_gain_special_status_to_safeguard_tansy_beetle/ Yorkshire … Continue reading

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Rawcliffe Meadows and Clifton Ings confirmed as a Site of Special Scientific Interest

As originally reported in September 2013 Rawcliffe Meadows and Clifton Ings in York have had their notification as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) confirmed by Natural England on the 27 May 2014. Here is the latest version of the ‘description … Continue reading

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Why Rawcliffe Meadows in York Needs Friends

Nearly twenty five years ago a small group of volunteers agreed to manage a swathe of meadow across from Clifton Ings to allow Sustrans to put through the N65 cycle route to Beningbrough. As a result of 20 years of excessive … Continue reading

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The Next Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party is on Thursday 29th May 2014 from 19:00 by the New Meadow towards the north of the site

The next Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party is on Thursday 29th May 2014 from 19:00 onward by the New Meadow towards the north of the site.  We’ll be clearing weeds around some of the actual tansy clumps and the … Continue reading

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The Jewel of York on Show

On Sunday 11th May, despite the regular and sometimes heavy showers across York, a small but interested group of about a dozen people gathered to hear all about the Tansy Beetle from Dr Geoff Oxford, who with his wife Roma, … Continue reading

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The Next Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party is on Thursday 15th May 2014 from 19:00 by the New Meadow towards the north of the site

The Next Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party is on Sunday 4th May 2014 from 10:30 to 13:00 by the New Meadow towards the north of the site.  We’ll be clearing weeds around some of the actual tansy clumps and … Continue reading

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