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The Boys are Back in Town – Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party Report 3rd August 2017

Yes, the boys are back in town – Lammas grazing time already! So we have 27 bullocks meandering around the site. The reasons why the site is grazed are explained in this blog. Thursday was the last evening work party … Continue reading

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Reports on Ings History Walk 20th June and Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party 22nd June 2017

Fifteen people appeared magically for the walk around Clifton Ings and Rawcliffe Meadows led by Martin Hammond on the evening of 20th June. Luckily a combination of dry weather and not excessive heat made for a comfortable time. The group … Continue reading

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The Story of the Ouse Ings – a guided walk Tue 20th June 2017 at 6:30

  You’re probably aware that the remaining Ings meadows along the River Ouse are an important part of York’s natural environment. But these grasslands can also tell us fascinating stories about how local people used the resources around them. Perhaps harvested for … Continue reading

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Tool theft from the Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows April 30 2017

As well as stealing a substantial number of tools from the Clifton Without and Rawcliffe Allotments Association, the thieves involved in this also stole tools from the Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows (FoRM), including a Stihl FS 250 scrub cutter serial … Continue reading

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Report on the Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party 9th April 2017

On an amazing Sunday morning the volunteers gathered to transfer the tansy plants growing in abundance just outside the compound at the New Meadow, we also had some potted tansy and some other plants to add to the collection. A … Continue reading

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Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party Sunday 9th April 2017 from 10:30

Forget the flood debris for this winter! Yipee, there doesn’t appear to be any. Still keeping to the higher and drier ground we’ll be around the New Meadow at the north of the site, planting some more tansy and having … Continue reading

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Report on the Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party 19th March 2017

Dealing with the hedge between the Cornfield and the Country Park has becoming something of annual pilgrimage, especially after we have had to fill in the gap created by the installation  of the new sewer. Fortunately Yorkshire Water generously paid … Continue reading

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