Melwood Conservation Group

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Managing a Local Nature Reserve

By Graham Borgonon

Melwood Conservation Group (MCG) was set up in order to manage a small secondary woodland called Melwood and an adjacent meadow for the benefit of wildlife and the enjoyment of Meldreth residents.

Melwood is a designated Local Nature Reserve (LNR) on land owned by the County Council and leased to Meldreth Parish Council.  It has a very popular public footpath running alongside it and the River Mel.

Originally started by Margaret Hunter, a former Village Tree Warden,  MCG is a group of volunteers, passionate about preserving the woodland in an area of Cambridgeshire having few trees and woods with public access.

Formal meetings occur three or four times per year but volunteers are called for regular working parties in the wood according to the group's Management and Work Plans.  We welcome anyone who would like to join our cadre of volunteers.

Every year MCG tries to arrange one or two public events in the wood such as Bird Walks or children's activities involving the local Primary School. The group also maintains an online species data base which anyone may view on request.

For further information please see the Group's website or contact the Honorary Secretary, Bruce Huett on (01763) 232855.

This page was added by Graham Borgonon on 11/02/2011.

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