Volunteers from Stroud Valleys Project have just finished planting nearly 4,000 trees making up 1.km of new hedgerows around the district . The majority of the work has been carried out in Frampton as part of restoring the area following gravel extraction.

Project officer Nadine Smykatz-Kloss said: “Besides planting hedgerows in Frampton we restored four traditional orchards, created a new pond, restored two more ponds and planted 12 in-field trees. If one person had tackled all this work alone it would have taken 204 days!”

 “Our volunteers have been just brilliant turning out to work in the snow, wind and rain to get the job done,” said project officer Richard Lewis who worked with volunteers out at Eastington hedge planting and installing kissing gates.

 SVP wants to continue this type of work so if you know of any hedgerows that may need restoring please contact the SVP on 01453 753358.

Spring is just around the corner – spring to action with Stroud Valleys Project to shake off the winter blues with this brisk walk to Bull’s Cross. 

Finally after that long, hard winter, spring is just around the corner. During this 8km circular walk you can spot the first signs of nature’s amazing annual revival, walking through old beech woodlands and fields, with spectacular views.

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Wildlife walks to celebrate Spring are on offer from Stroud Valleys Project in March. There will be a wild daffodil walk at Betty Daw’s Wood, a spring walk to Bull’s Cross, birdwatching beside the Severn, a geology walk at Heartbreak quarry and a lantern walk at Thistledown.

Director of projects, Clare Mahdiyone, said: “ We organise these walks so that local people have a chance to get closer to nature and see the wonderful array of wildlife which surrounds and supports us."

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Sunday 21st March, 10am – 1pm

Spring is just around the corner – spring to action with Stroud Valleys Project to shake off the winter blues with this brisk walk to Bull’s Cross.  Finally after that long, hard winter, spring is just around the corner.  During this 8km circular walk you can spot the first signs of nature’s amazing annual revival, walking through old beech woodlands and fields, with spectacular views.

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WALK FOR PEOPLE WITH VISUAL IMPAIRMENT

MONDAY 22nd MARCH, 10am-1pm

BREAKHEART QUARRY, DURSLEY

Have you ever heard of lower inferior oolite? What was first, the Silurian or the Jurassic? What is Gondwana when it’s at home? And, crucially, if you went for a swim in a Jurassic sea, would you be Liopleurodon’s dinner? If you have a visual impairment and want to learn fascinating facts about the rocks we walk on, Stroud Valleys Project have just the thing for you: a geology walk at Breakheart Quarry in Dursley.

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WALK FOR PEOPLE WITH HEARING IMPAIRMENT

MONDAY 15th MARCH, 10am-3.30pm

Have you ever seen a yellow sea? If not, head with Stroud Valleys Project to Betty Daw’s Wood, where the carpet of sunshine yellow wild daffodils is certainly a sight to behold.

Beautiful carpets of wild daffodils, wall to wall sunshine (we hope!) and lovely company of likeminded people – the perfect way to discover hidden natural history gems. ‘Daft about daffodils’ is another walk for people with hearing impairment, organised by Stroud Valleys Project.

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Gardeners and wildlife enthusiasts worried about the decline of bees can come to a special illustrated talk to find out how to help them thrive in our gardens. The session is being organised by local environmental charity, Stroud Valleys Project in partnership with the Global Bee Project.

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Environmental charity Stroud Valleys Project is looking for more unemployed volunteers to sign up and help with planting hedgerows and putting in kissing gates thanks to a £5,000 grant from Gloucestershire County Council.

Director of projects Clare Mahdiyone said: ”We realised that we were getting more inquiries about volunteering since the recession started but had limited staff hours to cover the demand.

“This grant from the county council means that we can now run more practical conservation days for unemployed people who want to learn more about the countryside and leave a legacy like a kissing gate or a new hedge.”

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Don’t let unwanted 2010 diaries and calendars gather dust on your desk, drop them off at Stroud Valleys Project office instead, so others can use them.

The Great Diary Swap works like this: drop off unwanted 2010 diaries or calendars at Stroud Valleys Project. And if you need a new diary or calendar, pop into the SVP office at 8 Threadneedle Street on Stroud to get one. Simple! Saving resources and at the same time reducing the clutter on your desk. The swap will be running until the end of January.

 For more information please phone Ivi on 01453 753358.

Back by popular demand – come and de-stress before Christmas with Stroud Valleys Project’s Solstice walk. 

Christmas is just around the corner but there really is no need to stress out about the conveyor belt of cooking, baking, cleaning and buying the perfect pair of socks for Uncle Bert. Forget the constant pressure to make Christmas perfect, come out with Stroud Valleys Project instead to celebrate the Solstice on this brisk walk to the Heavens. Please wear walking boots and waterproofs.

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Stroud Valleys Project is a limited company,
registered in England and Wales.    

Registered number: 2224016    

Registered charity number: 900107

Stroud Valleys Project,
8 Threadneedle Street,
Stroud,
Gloucestershire,
GL5 1AF

Tel: 01453 753358

Fax: 01453 755641

Email: info@stroudvalleysproject.org

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