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Embrace Woodlands! project in Dulwich Upper Wood
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Johnembrace


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13-12-2009 08:07 PM

This one year Heritage Lottery funded, Embrace Cooperation Ltd project (started September 2009) is run in partnership with Trust for Urban Ecology (TRUE).

Embrace Cooperation Ltd Website: http://www.myembrace.org

TRUE Website: http://www.urbanecology.org.uk/index.html

Embrace Woodlands! Blog: http://embracewoodlands.blogspot.com/

Embrace Environmetal projects Blog: http://embraceenvironment.wordpress.com/

Focusing on traditional woodland crafts, environmental conservation, increase awareness of, and encourage participants to maintain and preserve the Dulwich Upper Wood (London) nature reserve site for future generations.

The following woodland crafts and environmental conservation techniques will be covered by the project:

* Wildlife Surveys / Walks
* Small Tree Felling / Coppicing
* Hedge Laying
* Dead Hedge Creation And Maintenance
* Traditional Wooden Fencing
* Glade Maintenance
* Wildlife Pond Maintenance
* Making Bird And Bat Boxes

All these techniques are traditional, sometimes ancient methods of conservation and it aims to encourage wildlife and native plants to thrive.

Project Film

A project film will be created with oral history film interviews being organised. The interviews will be about woodland conservation techniques and the site history. With wildlife experts and local community members being interviewed by project volunteers. Were currently looking for local residents to interview about there memories of the wood.

Also project practical conservation events will be filmed to show the techniques involved in management of the site and woodland crafts.

Volunteering

There is lots of opportunities for volunteers on this project including:

* Learning practical environmental conservation
* Wildlife surveying
* Help run wildlife walks
* Graphic design for project flyers / event posters
* Administration
* Project blog design / updates
* Project Myspace / Facebook / other social networks design & updates
* Film making
* Film editing
* Photography
* Help developing new projects

Local community groups & schools

We would like to work closely with local community groups and schools, including developing tailor made events / sessions for community group members & school students.

Confirmed free public project events

All these free events will be run in Dulwich Upper Wood by Embrace Cooperation Ltd and Trust for Urban Ecology (TRUE) staff. Tools, health & safety equipment & refreshments will be provided. More public events will be organised throughout this 1 year project and a draft schedule is on Embrace website but dates & events may change.

January 2010

10:30am to 3:30pm Thursday 7th Practical conservation event ? Improving habitats and access

10:30am to 3:30pm Thursday 14th Practical conservation event ? Improving habitats and access

12:30pm to 3:30pm Tuesday 19th Bird walk and clean bird boxes

10:30am to 3:30pm Thursday 28th Practical conservation event ? Improving habitats and access

For more information please:
Phone: 0208 670 1221 or email: john.c@myembrace.org

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