Monday, 25 August 2014

Abington Shoal project

On Thursday 21st August, intrepid NatureWatch / RiverCare volunteers (Peter, Richard, Stan, Barry, Robin) helped to create a shoal in the river near the footbridge from Church Lane to the Recreation Ground.


This was designed by the South Cambs Ecology Officer, Rob Mungovan, to improve the habitat for river life and allow people to get closer to the river. Cambridge Water kindly provided the digger/driver and South Cambs district council provided half of the gravel. Both came to help on the day as did the Wildlife Trust.


For more details, please see the village web-site:
http://www.theabingtons.org.uk/news/2014/08/shoal-project-recreation-ground/
and the Cambridge News: http://bit.ly/1wnSMbJ


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The Aims of Abington Naturewatch

At their meeting on 9 April 2005 the members approved this revised version of the aims of Abington Naturewatch:

  • To monitor and record the wildlife (fauna & flora) within the borders of the Abingtons;
  • To encourage protection of our wildlife, maintain its quality and foster its diversity;
  • To promote awareness of the richness, potential and problems of the natural environment of the Abingtons;
  • To cooperate in improving access to the local natural environment for the benefit of all Abington villagers.

Pat Daunt, Founder

The organisation is informal and communication is by email if possible; members are notified of events from time to time. Contact details are maintained by a small "project team". There is currently no membership fee as costs are covered by voluntary contributions at events.

Members are encouraged to report notable sightings of flora and fauna within the Abingtons to the appropriate sector coordinator and an illustrated record is published annually.

A map of the area covered, with some features noted, is available here: http://maps.google.co.uk/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&msid=213774935674882866424.00000111dca2be9f06ab8&z=13>

For more information or to join, please contact David Farrant on (01223) 892871 or Peter Brunning via e-mail peter.brunning@cantab.net.