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Ruperra Conservation Trust,
News & Events
Time to order your firewood! Support your local woodland, buy from us - phone Ruperra
Countryside Services for logs and kindling - 07977 599181 or 07984 665958. We will
maintain a safe distance when delivering to you.
Walks and other events
NO EVENTS ARE CURRENTLY PLANNED - PLEASE STAY SAFE AND WE HOPE TO SEE YOU AGAIN ONCE
RESTRICTIONS ON GATHERINGS OF PEOPLE HAVE BEEN LIFTED.
Funding thanks (again!) to the People's Postcode Lottery!
Our thanks go once again to the players of the Postcode Lottery who raise funds for
a large number of small charities (seel below for details of their previous generous
grant to us). One such charity is the Postcode Local Trust who recently awarded Ruperra
Conservation Trust a grant of £5,400 to help with the Coed y Goitre regeneration
This money will be spent on the purchase, and planting, of saplings, on the eradication
of non-invasive species and development of wildlife habitats in order to improve
the biodiversity across this fabulous site.
Other funding thanks
- In late 2018, the Trust was lucky enough to have a grant application approved by
the Landfill Disposal Tax Community Scheme, which is run by the Wales Council for
Voluntary Action. The grant is for £49,700, and will be spent over three years to
complete three biodiversity projects:
Hedge restoration and re-laying in several parts of the woodland
Removal of young Douglas Fir above the Lower Summerhouse before it becomes too big
to handle, growing as it does on a steep slope and on the hillfort
After the removal of these conifers, restoration of heathy habitat on the area around
the motte, to attract more reptiles, birds, plants and insects, and creation of hazel
coppice woodland adjacent for our dormice.
We’re very grateful to the WCVA for their support and we’ll keep you
updated on progress.
- We'd also like to thank the players of the People's Postcode Lottery, who made
it possible for us to lay 400 metres of native hedge for wildlife. In December 2016,
our hedge laying team were funded by a fantastic grant of £9268, and the woodland
birds, bats, dormice and insects will all benefit from the work.
More information on this can be found on the People's Postcode Lottery website,
Programme of (Non-)Events October 2020 to February 2021
No walks are planned, but if we can run any we will email information out.
Volunteer Sundays are normally held on the first and third Sundays of every month,
as follows: Oct 18th, November 1st & 15th, December 6th & 20th, January 3rd & 17th
and February 3rd and 17th. PLEASE CHECK WITH SUE AS THESE MAY HAVE TO BE CANCELLED!All are welcome: come when you can, and stay for as long (or as short) as you want.
Sue Price, our volunteer organiser (07977 599181) will meet you around 10.15 am at
the Car Park unless otherwise stated.
Midweek volunteer days: We are on site most Wednesdays with our volunteers if it’s
not raining, so if you want to come along, just ring Sue to check where to meet.