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People living in the Tamworth area of Staffordshire are being encouraged to 'go wild' about the nature on their very own doorstep. Wildlife enthusiasts in Tamworth are being invited to join Staffordshire Wildlife Trust members to find out more about the essential work they do to protect and improve, local wildlife and nature reserves around the borough. A team from Staffordshire Wildlife Trust will be visiting nature reserves across Tamworth during the next two months, to discuss the Wild About Tamworth project, preservation work and how we can all play a part to keep our open spaces and wildlife reserves clear from litter, fly tipping and damage. Tamworth has seven Local Nature Reserves, which are run and managed under the Wild About Tamworth project a partnership between Tamworth Borough Council and Staffordshire Wildlife Trust. Each of them has its own group of dedicated volunteers to help maintain and enhance the wild habitat, but with the recent increase of footfall during lockdown, the trust need more volunteers to support the existing teams.

Broad Meadow Local Nature Reserve
Broad Meadow Local Nature Reserve in Tamworth

Wild About Tamworth began in September 2003, and the Local Nature Reserves (LNRs) have become very popular with schools, families, walkers and wildlife lovers. Between 2014 and 2019 more than 3,500 children went on educational visits to these natural havens, which are supported by more than 500 volunteers a year. Tamworth Borough Council actively encourages its residents to participate in all opportunities to restore and rejuvenate its natural open spaces. In the first three months of 2019, for example, the Wild About Tamworth project created 38 opportunities for almost 500 adults and children from Tamworth to engage with the project.

Dosthill Park
The Staffordshire Wildlife Trust team will be visiting Dosthill Park from Sept 9

The Staffordshire Wildlife team will be visiting the following LNRs for several days from:

Tuesday, August 25 Sunday, August 30 - Wigginton Park
Monday, August 31 Sunday, September 6 - Tameside
Wednesday, September 9 Sunday, September 13 - Dosthill Park.

For more information about these events, the community conservation groups, or the Wild About Tamworth project, please contact or call 07970 067711.
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Why? Take the plunge and visit one of your local nature reserves
When: 25 Aug to 13 Sep
Phone: 07970 067711
Where: Dosthill Park, Blackwood Road, Tamworth B77 1LL
Cost: Free
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