HWT and Queenswood and Bodenham Lake Partnership on BBC Countryfile

This Sunday, 29th March, two local projects are planned to be featured on BBC Countryfile: the HWT Bodenham Lake toad patrols and the QWBL Partnership (HWT and New Leaf Sustainable Development) Forest Garden at Queenswood Country Park & Arboretum. The presenters also visited the HWT Artist-in-Residence Richard Bavin. The programme is currently scheduled for 7 pm this Sunday. Not to be missed!

Herefordshire Council Declares an Ecological Emergency

From Herefordshire Wildlife Trust: “We’re pleased that, after some lobbying on our part, Herefordshire Council has declared an Ecological Emergency alongside the Climate Emergency. We hope that this will lead to significant practical action for wildlife in Herefordshire! Our press release with our full comments is here”:

https://www.herefordshirewt.org/news/herefordshire-wildlife-trust-welcome-announcement-ecological-emergency-herefordshire-council

Hereford’s Yazor Brook Restoration Project – illustrated talk Thus 19th Mar and Walk Sun 17th May

Thus 19th March 7.00pm for 7.30pm at the Kindle Centre behind ASDA, Hereford HR2 7JE organised by Hereford Civic Society

This month’s speaker is Nic Howes. The Yazor, the Widemarsh and the Eign Brooks are successive sections of the Wye’s largest tributary that winds through Hereford City. For more than two years Nic has been a volunteer involved with many aspects of this project and is ideally equipped to give this illustrated talk.  Nic will explain the context and history of the Project and its work and outcomes.

Walk – In a joint event with the Herefordshire Wildlife Trust, on the afternoon of Sunday 17th May, Nic will lead a walk along the Yazor and Eign Brooks from Whitecross to where the Eign Brook enters the Wye).  Further details concerning the walk will be given at the meeting.  

Members: FREE (included in your subscription) Guests and Non-Members: £3. 

Hereford Civic Society https://www.herefordcivicsociety.org.uk/

Reminder – first open day at the new Sustainable Future Centre at Queenswood, this Saturday

This Saturday, 14th March, is the opening day of the Queenswood Sustainable Future Centre!

The Jubilee building will be packed with information, so come along between 10am and 4pm, take a look & chat to staff about how you could get involved, plus get a free glass of Orchard Origins apple juice & 20% off eco-products in the shop!

We welcome your input into future plans for themed exhibitions, literature, films and workshops that highlight different areas of sustainable development. From climate change and biodiversity loss to plastic pollution and water management: come and tell us what you want to see.

Want to get involved ?

Wendy Ogden and Pete Norton from New Leaf will be on site on Sat. 14th March to talk about volunteering opportunities at the centre which will be open every Saturday from then on.

Contact pete@herefordshirenewleaf.org.uk or wendy@herefordshirenewleaf.org.uk for more info.

Talk on Hereford City’s Nature Reserves 24th March – CANCELLED

Tuesday 24th March, upstairs room at De Koffie Pot, Left Bank, Hereford, 7.30pm start

Herefordshire Wildlife Trust’s Hereford City Branch plans to kick start its 2020 programme with a talk by the Trust’s Estates Manager, James Hitchcock, focusing specifically on the three nature reserves around Hereford – Wyevale Wood, Lugg Meadow and Hampton Park Meadow.  The sites are real gems, home to some super species, and give people access to wild places within walking distance of the city centre.  These sites play a key role in Herefordshire’s Nature Recovery Network.  The talk will also look at the changes and opportunities that lie ahead for wildlife and conservation land management.    

HWT depends on the invaluable support of volunteers to help manage its many reserves across the county so this is an opportunity to find out more about volunteering on our doorstep. Exciting opportunities with curlew conservation and climate mitigation lie ahead, together we can make a big difference to the future of the city.   

Cost: £3 entrance which will go towards supporting HWT Reserve projects.  Please come in good time to get a drink in the downstairs bar if you wish, as it can get quite busy.