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Have you ever wondered why we cut the grass just one a year ?

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Raincliffe Meadows Management plan is to restore as much the suitable grass land to its former glory.To do this the volunteers have planted tens of thousands of spring bulbs and over the last few years planted an equal number of native wild wallflower year the grass is cut  and the hay removed this done to reduce the fertility of the soil,we do this because wild flowers thrive in poorer soils. The Date of “The Green Day” was chosen to come just after the annual grass cut and hay removal. People walking on the meadow will imitate sheep walking over the sward and pushing the fallen seed into it.. Scarborough Conservation Volunteers meet each week to carry out tasks all over the town and meet every Wed. We are also looking for volunteers to help with the management of the meadow. We offer a comprehensive range of training such as dry stone walling, hedge laying, charcoal burning and meadow management. Please come along and see our newly developed wetland how we are developing different parts of the meadow to give better access to our beautiful new nature reserve


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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