Mill Park Reserve

Mill Park Reserve

At a glance

Causes

  • Animals / wildlife

Other details

Organisation type: 
Charity
Geographical remit: 
Local

Objectives

1. To promote the conservation of the natural plant, animal and bird life of Mill Park by creating and maintaining natural habitats:

Volunteers meet weekly planting, pruning, and hedge laying are just some of the tasks required to maintain and create habitat for wildlife. The reserve features two manmade ponds, a stream, meadow and woodland and is open to visitors throughout the year. Local schools and groups visit for study and curricular activities and Duke of Edinburgh volunteers often provide a helping hand.

2. To secure the preservation, protection and improvement of Mill Park as a place of ecological interest, beauty, rest and recreation for the people of Long Buckby:

In addition to the practical tasks involved in maintaining the reserve, a small committee of volunteers meet to manage the administrative aspects such as issues related to health and safety, tree surgery, first aid and funding requirements and more.

3. To educate the public in the history, ecology, conservation and other aspects of Mill Park:

Identification boards are featured around the reserve to provide information about butterflies, and aquatic life, etc. A human sundial provides a natural way to tell the time and a field centre with books and magnifying glasses, etc., assist visitors in understanding the natural environment and conservation. Occasional events are held to promote further study of for example wildflowers, moths and birds.

Activities

A team of volunteers meet weekly to engage with current projects and annual maintenance tasks aimed at maintaining natural habitat for local wildlife and a safe and welcoming space for visitors.

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