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Volunteers needed to help the hillside heathland
Aberdeen City Council's Countryside Rangers service has organised a volunteer day to protect the valuable heathland on Kincorth Hill local nature reserve.
Anyone who wants to get involved should meet at the nature reserve car park on Abbotswell Crescent at 10am on Saturday [16 March]. The work will take place between 10am and 3pm and will be led by countryside ranger Rob Rowe.
Rob said: "The main work will be to clear gorse and broom from within and around isolated areas of heathland. Gorse and broom provides good cover and shelter for many species of birds and other animals.
"If we don't keep it in check it will take over completely, destroying other valuable habitats such as the heathland. This important work will enhance the diversity of wildlife within the reserve."
All tools and equipment will be provided for the work along with safety briefings. Everyone is welcome but children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
The work areas will be signposted from the Abbotswell Crescent car park at the east end of Nigg Way for those who arrive after 10am.
To book or for more information call 01224 897400.