Saturday, 18 April 2015

A local wildlife project & we still welcome volunteers!

Everybody in Cambridge knows about CCF and Transition Cambridge events, but during the holidays, through a workshop on native snails run by the Zoology Museum (sadly still closed as undergoing major refurbishment) I have found out about the OPWP wildlife project run in the Orchard Park development area, in North Cambridge.

Orchard Park Wildlife project

The reason I have chosen to feature it here is that like us, OPWP is aiming to improve Orchard Park for people and wildlife through community action. You can find information about OPWP on its blog, and see the progress of this local project in the archives. 

 in late 2012: "We had our first activity in early 2013. I have worked in international conservation for many years before embarking on an MSc in Natural History Filmmaking in New Zealand and then moving to an MSc in Science and Society with the Open University in the UK. 

"OPWP is run by volunteers and is not for profit. We raised funds last year from South Cambs District Council and the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Biodiversity Partnership Fund to have a Habitats Management Plan for Orchard Park written by the Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire. This plan guides our monthly activities and we're always happy to welcome new people in getting involved. We're grateful for other support by the Orchard Park Community Council and Histon Police Station Safer Neighbourhood Team Community Fund."

So if you live near this area and if you want to participate, please check out  and leave a message of interest addressed to Mandy. 

Back to our Community Garden, we still welcome volunteers. The garden is looking lovely and the polytunnel is full of trays of seedlings. 

PS. Despite a lot of views, nobody entered last week's competition. So I guess we will be eating the prize tomorrow! The culprit was the pheasant.

1 comment:

  1. Many thanks for featuring us on your blog. Most appreciated. We've just finished planting our Grow Wild seeds today. We hope to see some regular and new faces at our next event - check our blog for information.