Epping Forest District Council is one of 50 local Councils across the UK and the only one in Essex that has joined forces with the BBC Breathing Places campaign to turn their communities into breathing places.
In the next 12 months each Council has committed to make space for nature and create wildlife friendly communities in urban and rural locations.
Working in partnership with the BBC, Councils will encourage nature novices to join events, learn new skills and make a long lasting difference to their community. Across the Epping Forest district the plan is to change the community by holding regular volunteer days and transforming a number of sites for both people and wildlife over the next year.
Karen Gregory BBC Breathing Places Project Executive said: “I am delighted that Epping Forest District Council has joined us for what promises to be an exciting year for the Breathing Places Campaign. Working in partnership gives us both a wonderful opportunity to reach thousands of people and inspire them to get out and do one thing for nature.
Inspired by existing wildlife priorities local Councils have set practical targets for the year including tree planting, bird box building, pond clearance, wasteland transformation, wildflower planting and litter clearance. Everyone and anyone can get involved locally as Councils will be teaming up with schools, libraries, children`s centres and existing wildlife organisations.
- The year kicks off with the BBC Breathing Places ‘Dirty Weekend’ – click on the link below for more details.
- BBC Breathing Places Dirty Weekend website (opens in a new weekend)
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