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Brushcutter training for Somerset volunteers

April 2019: four of our EuCAN Somerset volunteers did the first day of their brushcutter training at Pollbridge stables with the practical session in the Quarr Local Nature Reserve in Sherborne. See our Training page for more information.

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Smart new fence for Barrington Hill NNR

The EuCAN Somerset Volunteers spent a hard day preparing the ground for the new post and rail fence beside the carpark at Barrington Hill National Nature Reserve near Ilminster. What seemed at first sight to be an easy job took on a totally different character when we realised just how many rocks, old bed springs […]

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Estonia visit 2018

We were unable to take a EuCAN group to work with ELF in Estonia in 2018, but two EuCANners, Richard Grimshaw and David Green, made the journey out and worked on two sites – carrying out habitat management on the island of Osmussaare off the west coast and working in the peat mires in the east […]

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EuCAN Somerset volunteers - more pondwork at the Magdalen Centre, Winsham.

This was our third visit to this inspirational centre in south Somerset. Our job was to continue to clear willow from round (and in) the pond and to remove elder and laurel from the slopes of a second pond. As usual a lovely day with a warm welcome, the first singing Blackcap of the year […]

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Cerne Valley Project update - clearing up another Cerne Giant!

In March 2019, Storm Gareth blew apart one of the magnificent giant ancient ash stools along the bottom of the Cerne Giant Hill slopes. Possibly 500 years old. A group of the EuCAN Cerne Valley volunteers cleared the fallen branches in order to re-open the public footpath. The black stain visible in some of the […]

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