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Volunteers needed to help the hillside heather

20/03/14

Volunteers are being sought to help Aberdeen City Council's countryside rangers maintain the valuable heathland habitat on Kincorth Hill local nature reserve.

The volunteer day will be held on Saturday [22 March] from 10am-3pm. The meeting place is the nature reserve car park on Abbotswell Crescent.

Countryside ranger Robert Rowe will lead the event.

He said: "The main work will be to clear gorse and broom from in and around isolated areas of heathland.

Gorse and broom provides good cover and shelter for many species of birds and other animals, but if we don't keep it in check it can take over, destroying other valuable habitats.

"This important work will enhance the diversity of wildlife in the reserve."

All tools and equipment for the work will be provided as well as safety briefings.

Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

The work areas will be sign posted from the Abbotswell Crescent car park for those arriving after 10am.

For more information contact the countryside ranger service on 01224 897400 or e-maillochinch@aberdeencity.gov.uk.