Unfortunately, due to the weather, we are changing tomorrows task.
The Yorkshire Dales Rivers Trust have had to cancel because of the snow on the ground and forecasts of further snowfall in the Dales. We are discussing with them if we can reschedule and include the task on the new programme.
Meanwhile, come as normal to BEES on Friday for a local task, probably tree thinning at Brackenhill. We may also do some indoor bird box preparation...we will know for sure by tomorrow morning!
Sorry for the inconvenience.
Change to original destination and task.
We will be working on the river bank at Darnbrook Farm, near Arncliffe in a lovely part of the Yorkshire Dales. We will be helping the Yorkshire Dales River Trust to construct tree guards around the river side trees. We are departing at 9.30am and you need to book a place on the minibus if you wish to come.
Extra task oganised: Thursday 14th March 2013 Esholt Sports and Social Club, Esholt Lane, Esholt, BD17.
The latest YWT newsletter is now available.
You can view it online here
If the snow has not melted it is unlikely that we will be able to go ahead with the tree planting at Dewsbury Country Park on Friday 25th January. The technique for this site is planting the trees into a 'trench' already prepared by a tractor. If the snow is covering the ground then we will not be able to see where the trench is.
We can now confirm that the tree planting will not go ahead but will be rescheduled to Friday 1st March. As an alternative we will return to Brackenhill ULA to continue with the willow coppicing that we started last week. This will improve the area and increase the potential for different species of plants.
We have decided to cancel tomorrow's (22nd January) WFV Social event because of the adverse weather conditions.
At this stage there is no plan to reschedule the event, sorry for any disappointment.
On Tuesday 27th November we helped 3 classes planting trees and bulbs on the new school field at Appleton Academy. The trees were bought by H&J Martin, the company that has just completed the new building, and we were joined by Garry Farmer, the site construction manager.
Despite the drizzle, the cold and the mud all the children and the parent helpers seemed to enjoy the activity and were pleased to be able to help put the finishing touches to their new school.
If you want see a bit more, have a look at the video on this page ...
We'd just like to add...we'd never condone the waving of spades in normal circumstances!!