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Keeping Wetley Moor wonderful

If you'd like to keep Wetley Moor looking wonderful then you can join other countryside enthusiasts at several scrub clearance days this autumn.

Scrub control is vital management to stop trees shading our heather and bilberry that can lead to a loss of the nationally rare heathland habitat at Wetley Moor.

Clearance days are taking place on Wednesdays 13 and 27 September and 4 October from 10am to 3.30pm - you can stay for the whole day or just spare as much time as you have available.

Councillor Mike Bowen, cabinet member for leisure, parks and countryside at Staffordshire Moorlands District Council, said: "The contribution volunteers make to caring for our much-loved parks and landscapes is invaluable and days such as these are so important.

"Wetley Moor has been designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest because of its lowland heathland which - as a result of a 70% decline in the UK - is now rarer than tropical rainforest. So by taking part in the scrub clearance you will be helping to preserve a truly special local environment."

Volunteers should meet at the Armshead Road car park, Armshead Road, Werrington (grid reference SJ 938 481) and wear appropriate warm, waterproof clothing and stout footwear such as boots. Gloves and tools will be provided.