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Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows benefit from FTPE/Forestry Commission Green Grants scheme.

L-R: Jim Smith (Forestry Commission), Dr Mick Phythian (Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows), James Wood (Derwent Riverside Project), Freya Lovett (The Conservation Volunteers), Iain Peacock (FTPE Environment and Safety Information Manager) Intercity rail operator First TransPennine Express (FTPE), along with the … Continue reading

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Rawcliffe’s Little Helpers

The 22nd February 2013 saw Frances and Jacob helping on site again. This time planting numbers 11 and 12 of the twenty elm trees we are putting in as a part of the Great British Elm Experiment (numbers 1064 & 1065 … Continue reading

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National Nest Box Week

In a change of routine some of the Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows spent Valentine’s Day (14 February 2013), which is also the first day of National Nest Box Week putting up the 25 new nest boxes made by workers at … Continue reading

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Elm planting

As the forecast blizzard didn’t appear, and for a change we weren’t wading in water or the ground frozen solid, we made a start on Sunday 10th February 2013 with planting the elm trees. Thanks to a grant from Transpennine … Continue reading

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Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party 20th January 2013 10:30 onward

Subject to weather conditions and water levels we hope to make another attempt at planting elm saplings. In which case we will start in the copse at around 10:30. Please bring a spade if you can. The elms are to … Continue reading

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Big Anniversary Elm Tree Plant Postponed…

Unfortunately, although it was possible the walk on parts of Rawcliffe Meadows on the 2 December 2012, the sodden ground had frozen pretty solid so we have postponed the elm tree planting until the New Year when hopefully we’ll be able to … Continue reading

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