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Conservation group to create outdoor classroom in Lichfield park

Volunteers are set to join a local conservation group to create an outdoor classroom in a Lichfield park.

The Countryside and Parks Conservation Group on Gentleshaw Common

The Countryside and Parks Conservation Group on Gentleshaw Common

The Countryside and Parks Conservation Group event at Beacon Park on October 5 follows their recent efforts to create heathland habitats on Gentleshaw Common.

On Wednesday 7 September, the Countryside and Parks Conservation Group spent a successful day creating heathland habitats at Gentleshaw Common.

Chris Walsh, Biodiversity Officer for Lichfield District Council, said: “We were joined by ten volunteers at Gentleshaw who rolled up their sleeves and worked hard throughout the day. The group learnt how to conserve the fragile heathland, while helping to expand the wetlands that are home to rare plants and animals.”

The next conservation day in Beacon Park will see the group make seating areas out of logs which have been cut from the woodland trees, to create an area for schools and local community groups to use.

Councillor Val Richards, Lichfield District Council’s Cabinet Member for Leisure Services, said: “This conservation event will be a great way to learn new skills and meet other local volunteers, while helping to make a useful educational area for the park. Please remember to wear sturdy footwear and waterproof clothing.”

There is no need to book places for the event. Volunteers can just meet the group outside Beacon Park’s Swinfen Broun Pavilion at 10.30am. No skills are needed and volunteers will be given full training, but must be over 18 years of age.

For more information about the event in Beacon Park and the Countryside and Parks Conservation Group visit

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