Funding for friends group to run sessions at popular nature reserve

Involved: Coun Boswell
Involved: Coun Boswell
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Families can help to make Fishwick Local Nature Reserve a better place for birds by making nest boxes on Sunday.

The Friends of Fishwick & St Matthew’s community group have used part of a Green Grant to buy timber and tools for making bird and bat boxes for the reserve.

Preston Council park rangers will be on hand to show people how to make the different boxes and, because they will be used in the reserve, the event is free.

The Green Grant was awarded to the FoFS group by the First Transpennine Express rail company and the Forestry Commission to help with a number of woodland habitat improvements in Common Bank Wood at the reserve. Besides the bird and bat boxes, volunteers from Lancashire Wildlife Trust have also planted over 1,600 woodland plants and created clearings in the wood.

Coun Robert Boswell, Cabinet member for community and environment, said: “This is an excellent way for families to start the half term activities by getting out and helping local nature campaigns.”

The session runs between 1pm and 3pm. The event is free but advance booking is required.

Call 01772 906471. Meet at the recreation ground car park.

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