The Wildlife Trust for Birmingham and the Black Country will be promoting Natural Rivers and Green Corridors as part of their My Wild Day of Action event at Woodgate Valley Country Park, near the visitor centre, on Thursday 25th July.
The Country Park is one of the key sites where the project’s habitat improvement works, including removing weirs along Bourn Brook to re-naturalise the brook corridor and woodland management, are taking place. The Wildlife Trust’s event will run from 10.30am to 4.00pm, and activities will include table-top river dipping and a wildflower meadow walk.
Natural Rivers and Green Corridors is a three year project to improve woodlands, grasslands, wetlands and watercourses along the River Rea and its tributaries in south-west Birmingham and the River Tame in west Birmingham.
As well as improving habitats for wildlife, the project aims to benefit communities by making local green spaces more attractive and encouraging healthy lifestyles. The project is a partnership between Birmingham City Council, the Environment Agency and the Wildlife Trust for Birmingham and the Black Country. It is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund.
Woodgate Valley Country Park, near the visitor centre, Thursday 25th July
River dipping 10.30am – 12.00 wear wellies, children must be supervised
Litter picking 10.30am – 12.30
Grow your own pollinator friendly herb garden 1.00pm-4.00 Please bring empty yogurt pots
Make Bee B&B 1.00pm-4.00 Please bring empty 2-litre plastic bottles with you
Marvellous Wildflower Meadows Walk / Survey 1.30pm-3.30