Nature reserve clean-up

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Cloverhill Residents Action Group held a conservation work party at Quarry Hill Nature Reserve in Nelson.

Volunteers worked on clearing overgrown steps and cutting back vegetation in the car park.

Tools and equipment were provided by Lancashire Wildlife Trust, who are supporting local groups thanks to funding from Lancashire County Council.

Quarry Hill was landscaped in 1989 following its use as a quarry and subsequently a landfill site.

The site supports a range of habitats – woodland and scrub, rock face, marshy areas, wild flower areas and mown grassland. The reserve is also a beautiful and vital area of greenspace for local residents.

CRAG has been involved in the reserve for over 15 years and have successfully fund raised for a number of projects. The group is currently looking for new members to get involved in activities in the wider Cloverhill area as well as at Quarry Hill Nature Reserve.

A second volunteer activity day is planned for Saturday, August 9th between 10am and 2pm. Volunteers are welcome to come along for as long as they like.

Anyone interested in coming along should wear old clothes they don’t mind getting dirty, sturdy footwear and bring some lunch if they wish to stay for the whole day. The starting point will be the reserve car park on Waidshouse Road.

For any more information about getting involved, please contact Rebecca on 07717 366816.