Calderdale Hedge Hunt

Monday, July 17, 2006

Do you have a bit of time to spare this summer to volunteer to help Calderdale's wildlife?

Would you like to help us put Calderdale's hedgerows on the map?

Calderdale Council has received funding from the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to carry out a hedgerow survey this summer in Calderdale.

The grant will pay for volunteers to work with council officers to establish a network of people who will coordinate a survey of the hedgerows in the district.

Edie Jolley, Volunteer Biodiversity Action Plan Coordinator for the Countryside Service said:

"People might think that Calderdale is mostly dry-stone wall country however there are areas where hedgerows are common and many may be historically important.
The Council will train volunteers to survey hedgerows, count and record the species in them and comment on their condition.The Council will be providing two free training courses at the end of July / beginning of August."
The training, which includes species identification, recording, map reading and health and safety will take place at:

Alternative Technology Centre, Hebden Bridge on Tuesday 1 August at 7.30 pm

If you would like to take part in this exciting project please contact:

Ben Haworth on 01422 393221 or email

Hugh Firman on 01422 393214 or email

For further information, contact: The Press Office
Tel 01422 393065 / 393116 / 393003 / 393062

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