Welcome to Lower Burgh Meadow Conservation Group’s web site.

The group was established in March 2010 and has developed into a forward thinking conservation body run entirely by a strong team of volunteers from all walks of life.

The groups aims are one of regeneration and enhancement of Lower Burgh Meadow which has previously had a chequered history of mineral extraction and landfill, by using a Management Ecology Plan for the meadow and woodland to its edge. Through this  we are able to increase diversity of all wildlife on the meadow and in the woodland. Click on the managment tab at the top of this page for full details.

We hold volunteer work days generally on one Sunday per month and a structured members evening meeting, again once per month. New members are always welcome at both.

Most tasks on the meadow are seasonally driven and consist by way of example – Bramble, Balsam & Bracken removal, coppicing, scrub clearance, habitat pile construction, management of our flower rich meadow to control soil fertility and promote seed germination, wildflower planting , drainage and pond maintenance, mowing and scarifying.

Bird boxes are also constructed and strategically fix in adjacent woodland.

Through all seasons the meadow is a “gem ” within Chorley Borough and as such the group has received several Lancashire Green Partnership awards from Lancashire County Council.

Periodically the group takes youth organisations and introduces them to various skill sets aimed at self development and to broaden their knowledge of the evironment they live in.

An established part of the groups operations is fund raising and this includes meadow awareness days, butterfly, moth, bugs and wildflower walks, selling environmental friendly plants and our ever popular social coach trips, which are open to the general public.

The funds raised go into special projects, be it tool purchase, plant & seed purchase, bird box Building materials and sourcing endangered tree species.

With regards to the latter, the group has just purchased 10 disease resistant Elm trees and planted them in conjunction with the Mayor of Chorley in Astley Park and at Yarrow Valley Park. Click on the Elm tree introduction tab at the top of this page for more details.

So if your interested in conservation, have time on your hands or simply want to maintain physical fitness come and give us a try, you will find us a friendly bunch.

In the first instance please contact group secretary Eddie Langrish on 01257 232100 or by using the contact page on this website.

 

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