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Volunteers needed to help manage historic Wetley Moor

If you're wild about Wetley Moor why not volunteer to help manage and develop this historic site in the Staffordshire Moorlands?

Staffordshire Moorlands District Council is looking for people to take part in a range of activities from practical work such as dry stone walling, path maintenance and scrub control to surveying wildlife or helping with events and fund raising.

The lowland heathland at Wetley Moor is a rare and threatened habitat which is full of wildlife. Management of it today plays a key role in preserving this Site of Special Scientific Interest by employing the processes that created heathland is the first place such grazing, cutting and removing vegetation.

Heathland in the UK represents about 20% of all European heathland. The area covered by heathland in the UK has declined by 70% in the last 200 years and the quality of remaining sites has deteriorated.

If you'd like to be involved in schemes to protect and preserve this culturally important Moorlands environment please contact the site manager Mark Preece by emailing mark.preece@staffsmoorlands.gov.uk or calling him on 0345 605 3010.