As part of the new Nature Recovery Plan, launched earlier this month by the Tamar Valley AONB team, this is the first community event designed to encourage and inspire people of all ages to do what they can to support nature and help it to thrive.

On the day, visitors can take part in forest school fun, a range of wildlife-friendly and hands-on activities (we hope to offer a number of different activities, including bird box building, creating hedgehog crossing signs and making seed bombs) foraging events, community bulb planting and storytelling, as well as watching bird ringing and joining in with guided walks to the community allotment and around the village. Details of more activities, together with a full list of organisations who will be on hand during the day to share their experiences and passion for nature, will be confirmed over the next few weeks. Follow @TVAONB on Facebook to find out the latest.

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Valerie Darwall, Project Officer for the Tamar Valley AONB, says; “Supporting community action is a key priority for our Nature Recovery Plan 2023-2030. This event is aimed at helping the wider community to engage with our Plan and we hope that people from all across the Tamar Valley area and beyond will come along and join us. The day will show how communities can get involved, what’s already happening and how we can actively support community projects.”

Bryony James, Community & Volunteer Officer for the Tamara Landscape Partnership Scheme, says; “We are really excited to be planning this day that will increase opportunities for people to connect with nature. Find out more about how you can help hedgehogs, protect toads, support willow tits, encourage dormice and conserve a number of other valued Tamar Valley species.”

The Community Action for Nature Drop-In Day is a FREE event and will take place on Saturday 23 September, 10am-4pm, based at the Parish Hall in Bere Alston. Some activities will take place in other parts of the village – full details will be provided nearer the time. The event is being organised by the Tamar Valley AONB and National Lottery Heritage Fund supported Tamara Landscape Partnership Scheme. If you would like to have a stand promoting your environmental work or project, please contact Bryony James – by Wednesday 13 September.

You can find out more about the Tamar Valley Nature Recovery Plan 2023-2030 here.

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