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Moors for the Future Partnership - April 2014

By Leek Post and Times  |  Posted: April 30, 2014

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CREATING a buzz within the Staffordshire Moorlands community is a unique science project that anyone with an interest in the moors can get involved in.

Moorcitizens are being recruited to take a leading role in helping to monitor the iconic moorland landscape, and have the chance to learn new skills as well as making new friends.

Three types of bees, indicative of climate change, are being surveyed as part of the Community Science Project, run by the Moors for the Future Partnership and funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

To help volunteers get started Meerbrook Village Hall, near Tittesworth Reservoir, is to host a Bumblebee Survey Training Day on Sunday May 4 from 10am.

Open to all, the event will provide you with the information and training you need as well as information about safety on the moors.

Please bring a picnic lunch and a drink and make sure you have warm, waterproof clothing and sturdy walking boots.

Places are limited. If you would like to attend the training event, please contact moorcitizens@peakdistrict.gov.uk to book your place.

For more information about how to get involved in this or any other Community Science Project visit www.moorsforthefuture.org.uk/bumblebee-surveys

Further training events will take place on: Sunday May 11 – Greenfield Methodist Church, Greenfield, near Dovestones Reservoir, 1pm; Saturday May 17 – Bradbury Community House, Glossop, 10am; Sunday May 18 – St John's Community Centre, Penistone, 10am.

The Moors for the Future Partnership is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), Environment Agency, Natural England, National Trust, RSPB, Severn Trent Water, United Utilities and Yorkshire Water.

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