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Local Nature Volunteer day – Increasing Biodiversity

January 28 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Join Friends of Belle Isle Park (FoBIP) as we increase the biodiversity of this beautiful riverside park to aid our local wildlife and improve the human-nature connection.

It is a great way to meet new friends and make both positive environmental and social impacts while keeping fit.

Please RSVP and let us know if you cannot make it, or will be late so that we know how many to plan for and when to expect you.

General activities include:

Clearing small areas within the meadow for enrichment planting with wildflowers; creating log or turf piles; maintaining access to improve nature connection provision.

There is no obligation to do manual tasks, and the Friends of Belle Isle Park welcome anyone who would like to build a community with other regular users of the park or help run regular volunteer events.

What to bring:

Please bring a drink, a snack, appropriate clothing for the weather, stout footwear or boots, and gardening gloves (if you have any). We have tools for 14 people.

If severe weather is forecast, check the event before travelling.

Sorry, no dogs are permitted in this park.

The nearest public toilets are at the Quayside, a 10-minute walk.

Directions:

The park can be reached on foot or by bicycle, along the River Exe shared pathways, or from Topsham Road via Trew’s Weir Reach. Bus routes from the City center include the K, T and S. Look out for people in Hi-Viz when you arrive.

Friends of Belle Isle Park (FoBIP)

We are a group of predominantly local park users who recognise the value of this special place regarding nature and mental and physical well-being. Over several months, we have worked with the council to agree on a new management strategy that aims to create a wilder Belle Isle and thus increase opportunities for nature connection and all the benefits that it brings to the community.

Belle Isle Park

Opened in 1992, Belle Isle is Exeter’s newest park. With a view of ‘Leaf Land’ woods and the River Exe, the park is a favourite spot for lunchtime picnicking and casual bird watching. Herons, egrets, kingfishers, cormorants, woodpeckers, swifts, and swallows are regular visitors. It’s also a great place to watch the bats fly at dusk.

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Date:
January 28
Time:
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Website:
https://www.meetup.com/green-drinks-exeter/events/298412692/

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Friends of Belle Isle Park (FoBIP)
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Belle Isle Park
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