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Young Rangers July 2012

26th September 12

The Young Rangers celebrated finishing the first year of their programme with an overnight camp at Fernhill Farm.  Arriving at the farm in wet and windy weather the first task to be done was to set up the camp.  Working in...

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Young Rangers June 2012

26th September 12

June’s activity was a visit to Ham Wall National Nature Reserve led by Mary Scott of the RSPB who provided the group with binoculars and spotters guides to help identify the many species of birds of the Somerset Levels including...

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Traditional Fingerpost Restoration

19th September 12

Mendip Hills Traditional Highway Fingerpost Signage Restoration The Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) is nationally recognised for its landscape quality. The designation recognises the importance of heritage and reinforces the need to protect and manage historic features. With funding...

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Practical Tasks Programme

17th September 12

October sees the start of the Mendip Hills AONB autumn/winter volunteer programme. A range of tasks including fence construction, scrub clearance to benefit wildlife and learning the traditional skill of hedge laying will run once a fortnight on Tuesdays throughout...

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Ranger News August 2012

10th September 12

It was quite a busy AONB month but now realise that I did only two ranger duties! I am not going to go on about the weather…sunny, wet, cloudy but mostly mild and lots of wildflowers. I have had my...

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July 2012 Europarc and August 2012 Scilly Isles

4th September 12

In July two Advanced Young Rangers took part in the Europarc International Junior Ranger Camp which was hosted by Triglav National Park in Slovenia with one day spent visiting Prealpi Giulie Natural Park a few miles over the border in...

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Black Down Update

4th September 12

Earlier this year the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) awarded the AONB Unit a development grant of £9,400 to progress with production of detailed project plans (see below) and an application for a full grant was submitted in August.  If successful...

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