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Raincliffe meadow is starting to slowly green up but with all this rain, the west gate still looks like a mud bath. The ConVols do have plans to dry it up/scrape but we need it to dry out before we can risk a tractor up there. The plants we ordered for the wetland are in and starting to take hold, the 2000 native daffodils we planted last year have shown for the first year. As you can see from the photo the Daffs. are a bit on the thin side but they are in and unless there is a catastrophe of some sort they will be growing on that spot for generations to come.

The west gate

The west gate is at the moment a mess but as well as getting the path scraped the Scarborough Conservation Volunteers would like to have a hand crafted welcome sign. the sign must have these or a similar text on it

Scarborough Conservation Volunteers Welcome you to The Raincliffe Meadow nature /wildlife reserve.

If its possible we would like some sort of reference ( visual or text) to the public keeping their dogs under control & for horse riders not to gallop .

it must be built to last from local (Raincliffe) materials

A budget for materials is available for the right Artist /Crafter, to be discussed

Do you know anyone that would like to take on this fantastic volunteering opportunity ? If you do please contact me Ron Baxter on Scarborough Conservation Volunteers FB page or email me on


I do like the new signs


Author: scarboroughwoodlandpeople

We are two different groups of volunteers ,the SCV work all over the Scarborough aria doing a variety of tasks in conjunction with SBC we also are the lease holders on around 15 acres of meadow ,we only have 99 years to sort it out . The SWAG group are at the moment concentrating on Raincliffe Woods & forge Valley ,they meet on the first Sunday of the month to carry out tasks and have events in the woodland . and hope to see you there Ron Baxter Chair

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