Tuesday, 5 August 2008

More Dates for your Diaries

Dear Friends,

Here are a few more dates for your diaries:

Saturday 9th August

Working with the BTCV to finish off the benches on Chorlton Ees.

Time: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Meet: Chorlton Ees car park (end of cobbled road)

Wednesday 13th August

The Amphibian and Reptile Group for South Lancashire will be leading a free training day on reptiles aimed at parks & countryside wardens and rangers (and interested volunteers). This is a great opportunity to learn and develop ways to promote and enthuse people about reptiles and to create a survey network. The training will cover the following:
An introduction to slow-worms and other reptiles
The principles of surveying for reptiles, the value of public involvement and what to do with the information collected
Reptile habitat requirements and habitat management for reptiles
How to set out survey refugia
Practical demonstration of survey techniques
The session will be held at the Mersey Valley's Visitor Centre at Sale Water Park, on Wednesday the 13th of August, from 10am to 3pm. There are limited places - please contact Alex Krause on 0161 881 5639 or email her at(a.krause@manchester.gov.uk) to book your place!

Thursday 14th August

Friends of Chorlton Meadows Annual General Meeting.

This will be held at Chorlton Library at 7:00 pm. All members welcome! If you need more info. please ring me, Dave Bishop on 0161 881 6276.

Sunday 21st September

Chorlton Water Park's 30th Anniversary!

The Friends of Chorlton Water Park are working with the Wardens on an event for the day and are asking people to share their memories of the park. They need these memories by 25th August. For more info. email Tracey Pook and Janet Copley at waterparkfriends@yahoo.co.uk

And don't forget the Bat Walk on the evening of Saturday 6th September (see below for details).

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