New Forest Water Wildlife Month

New Forest Water Month poster Hyde Commons WaterBlitz 02jul2017

Email from Hannah Worker, Freshwater Habitats Trust Project Assistant

Hi Everyone,

As I’m sure many of you know that New Forest is a unique and outstanding place for wildlife. However not everyone knows how quite how special it is for freshwater wildlife too.

This July we, the Freshwater Habitats Trust, are holding the New Forest Water Wildlife Month. This is a celebration of the fantastic freshwaters of the New Forest.

We will be holding events every weekend through the month, offering opportunities for people to learn about and interact with their local ponds, rivers and stream. The events also offer the chance to take part in conservation work for some of the Forest’s rarest wetland plants and animals, and in current research on water quality.

For a full list of event please visit our website: http://freshwaterhabitats.org.uk/projects/new-forest-water-wildlife-month/

All the events are completely free and open to all, although places are limited so please book by emailing Jo at info@freshwaterhabitats.org.uk

Please can you share this email with your contacts, friends, family and anyone else you think might be interested in getting involved. Information can also be found on social media (#NewForestWaterMonth), please retweet us.

Kind regards,

Hannah

 Hannah Worker Freshwater Habitats Trust Project Assistant

(Please note I work on several projects and may be away from my desk for periods of time. This may mean there is a delay in my response)

 

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Cycling event Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th April 2017

UK CYCLING EVENTS
Event Plan – New Forest Spring Sportive
Introduction
UK Cycling Events organise amateur non-competitive cycling events in the UK. These events support amateur cyclists by selecting low traffic, interesting and scenic routes which can be cycled at various lengths to suit all abilities.
UK Cycling Events provides a support infrastructure for these events including:
 Organisation
 Food and Water stations
 Breakdown assistance
 Route marking and monitoring
 General First Aid at food and drink stations as well as support vehicles
The aim of the event is to provide an environment for cyclists of all ages to have a safe and enjoyable cycle.
Event Details
Date: Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th April 2017
Name: Wiggle New Forest Spring Sportive
Start / Finish Venue: Somerley House
Routes: 3 routes 83 miles / 66 miles / 29 miles
Estimated Riding Numbers
 Epic Route: 350
 Standard: 300
 Short: 200
Event Management
Contact: 01425 653372
The Event Manager will be responsible on behalf of UK Cycling Events for all aspects of the organisation and smooth running of the event, including the administration of the Health & Safety policy and Emergency procedure.
One event co-ordinator will be positioned at all times at the event base and will have adequate means of bespoke communication with all of the event staff, food and water stations as well as the mobile support vehicles.

War Time Ibsley talk – Ibsley Village Hall 7.30pm Tuesday 15th November

War time Ibsley

It has been a quiet village in the Avon valley from before the Domesday book, but Ibsley was very different in the 1940s.   The construction of an airfield and numerous military buildings led to an invasion of displaced people from Southampton, building workers, prisoners of war, RAF personnel, lots of Americans and even land army girls. The nature of the buildings is hinted at by some of the remains now mostly grown over.   Mr R. Errington will give an illustrated talk on “What Ibsley looked like in WWII” at 7:30 on Tuesday 15th November in Ibsley village hall. This is followed by the hall AGM. All are welcome, admission is free and light refreshments are provided.