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Report on the Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party 22nd July 2018

Fortunately the dry weather has constrained growth of the vegetation so the small group consisting of Masha, Judi, Ian (visiting from Essex) and Mick managed to cut back quite well what was challenging the tansy clumps, along with trimming around … Continue reading

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Next Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party on Sunday June 24th 2018 from 10:30 am at the New Meadow (north of site)

The next work party will be clearing around the tansy plants at the New Meadow and nearby areas that we have planted up – map here . This is to reduce competition with the tansy plants by some of the … Continue reading

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Restoring and creating wildlife-rich grassland workshop Friday 8th June 2018 12 noon

Following our very successful workshops in May 2015, and with financial support from the North Yorkshire & York Local Nature Partnership Community Fund we are holding another workshop for 2018. Wildflower-rich meadows are one of Britain’s most threatened habitats. So … Continue reading

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Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party Sunday 15th April 10:30 am onwards Reservoir Basin (north of site)

Happy Eostre! The next work party is in the Reservoir Basin (at North east of site called Flood Reservoir on the map). The plan is to relocate rush brash from grassland to under the trees, cut back blackthorn at edge … Continue reading

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Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party Report 25th March 2018

Another brilliant day for the volunteers on Rawcliffe Meadows. There were nine of us – Pete & Jason, Judi, Helen & Max along with Ruben, Scott and Annabelle plus Mick. There would have been ten but Mark had a close … Continue reading

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Report on Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party 18th March 2018

The freezing weather seemed to keep a few volunteers away although Mark and Julie, Judi, Ruben and Mick made it, along with Nicholas who has been in the background monitoring our elm tree project and also on the watch for … Continue reading

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Report on Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party 25th February 2018

Thanks to Pete and Jason, Judi, Mark A, Ruben and new volunteer Tess for coppicing the willow and hazel surrounding the Pond. Whilst we planted around the Pond in the early 1990’s with good reason to provide screening, the fact … Continue reading

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