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Woodland group in appeal for volunteers

by Martin Lea

Friday 12 March 2004

VOLUNTEERS are inviting people to join them down in the woods as they discuss plans for their newly-established nature reserve.

Efforts to protect a green lung in Weymouth have been boosted after Dorset County Council's cabinet agreed last week to designate the six-acre Radipole Wood as a nature reserve.

The site, between Weymouth Way and Radipole Lane, was planted as a community woodland and is home to a variety of trees, plants, and animals. A group of dedicated volunteers calling themselves the Friends of Radipole Wood have been working alongside county council rangers to look after the reserve. They will be at the site on Sunday from 10.30am to 3pm to discuss the way ahead now the designation has been agreed. Some work is also planned including bird box construction, bramble cutting, digging, pruning and general maintenance.

People are invited to join them and lend a hand plus contribute to a discussion about future projects, the biggest of which involves planting a hedge between the edge of the wood and the path along Radipole Lane.

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