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Volunteers needed to help clear gorse at Aberdeen nature reserve

08/01/13

Aberdeen City Council's ranger service is seeking volunteers to help clear invasive gorse at Scotstown Moor Local Nature Reserve, Bridge of Don.

Gorse. The plant is threatening to take over many areas of valuable wet heathland so a workday has been planned for Saturday [12 January].

Volunteers are asked to meet in the Scotstown Moor car park on Scotstown Road at 10am. The event is expected to run until 3pm.

Countryside Ranger Ruth Bone said: "This is a follow on day to the successful workday we ran in November. Anyone can join us and enjoy a bit of exercise in the fresh air while helping to improve this lovely local habitat."

Tools, equipment and hot drinks will be provided for the work along with safety briefings.

Everyone is welcome but children under 16 must be supervised by an adult.

The work area will be sign posted from the car park in Scotstown Road and the Dubford Road entrance for those who arrive after 10am.

Please call the Ranger Service on 01224 897400 or 07802 323919 or email lochinch@aberdeencity.gov.uk to book on or for more information.