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GRASMERE FELL CARE DAY - Wednesday 26th NOVEMBER
Join us for our second mass-volunteering day of the year. With a huge range of practical tasks and learning activities (and of course, loads of cake) to suit all ages and levels of fitness, everyone can get involved. Our 'hub' for the day will be the Grasmere Village Hall.
For full details of the fantastic range of tasks, download this form:
- GRASMERE TASKS -
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CONISTON FELL CARE DAY - Wednesday 15th OCTOBER
Thanks to all our wonderful volunteers who joined us for our Coniston Fell Care Day. You really helped to make a difference. Here are a few statisitcs from what the fantastic group effort achieved:
· 163 volunteers ranging from 5 year primary school pupils right through to active retirees
· 14 practical conservation tasks and learning activities completed
· 42 bags of rubbish and 4 barrels collected
· 16km of paths on the high fells cleared and 10m of path repaired
· around 30sq m of rhododendron bashed
· 30 oak trees planted and another 30 protected
· 15m of wall under repair
· and over 400 pieces of cake eaten to fuel volunteers through the day!
· 96% of survey respondents enjoyed the Fell Care Day ‘quite a lot’ or ‘lots – it was excellent’ (31% and 65% respectively)
· 91% of respondents said they had learned ‘something’ or ‘lots’ (49% and 42% respectively)
· 80% ticked to say that they would do something different as a result.
LEADER'S LANDSCAPE TRAINING SESSIONS
Friends of the Lake District Fell Care Days bring together local communities, schools and volunteers from many different walks of life to understand and learn about the value and importance of our unique upland landscapes through taking part in practical action to protect them. And most importantly, there's always lots of cake to help fuel volunteers through their tasks!
Leader's Landscape Training Sessions are aimed at outdoor practitioners to help deepen understanding of the variety and importance of Cumbria's upland ecology and to have a clearer understanding of some of the issues and pressures of outdoor users on our landscape, wildlife and habitats.