An exciting new outdoor programme designed to encourage local people to explore, record and restore the heritage landscape of trees in fields, hedges, parks and orchards across East Devon’s Clyst Valley is now underway following the appointment of a project officer.
Conservation volunteers who help maintain one of Dartmoor’s top beauty spots have rounded off their year with an expert guided tour and mince pies.
The Second Sunday group meets every second Sunday of the month at Haytor under the guidance of National Park Authority Ranger Simon Lee.
In the past 12 months they have repaired an ancient leat to prevent flooding on the road near the Visitor Centre and restored wetland by the Becka Brook to safeguard the feeding grounds of the rare marsh fritillary butterfly.
Two new Habitat Mitigation Officers have been appointed to give information, advice and guidance to the public across the Exe Estuary, Dawlish Warren and East Devon Pebblebed Heaths. Their role will help provide safe areas for people to enjoy and protect the important bird species these areas support.
Help with practical tasks at Trinity Hill Local Nature Reserve
Help to clear away some of the scrub and Rhododendrons at Trinity Hill with the East Devon District Council Countryside team, Conservation volunteers and the Axe Vale and District Conservation Society.
Your work will clear the way for Exmoor ponies who will come and finish the clearance work as they graze!
Please wear sturdy footwear and waterproof clothing.