Walk this way to see Aylesbury's wildlife
Archived press release
Date Published: 29/06/09
AVDC is offering people the chance to learn more about Aylesbury’s wildlife on Sunday 12 July.
Biodiversity officer Matt Dodds will be leading a guided walk along the Aylesbury Riverside Walk which borders Meadowcroft and the River Thame.
The walk, which will take approximately two hours, will show residents how the area has evolved over the past few years.
Walkers will also be able to learn more about the habitats and wildlife that have benefited from the conservation work carried out by the Aylesbury Riverside Walk Volunteers. Since the group started eight years ago, they have planted more than 5,000 trees and laid approximately 1,000 metres of hedgerow.
Councillor David Thompson, Cabinet Member for Leisure at AVDC, said: “The Riverside Walk is home to many wonderful plants, flowers and wildlife and the work of the volunteers is important to ensure it continues to be a haven for nature. I am sure that everyone joining the volunteers on this walk will learn a great deal about the area’s history, and about the flora and fauna which can be found there. I really would encourage people to join the Aylesbury Riverside Walk Volunteers and make a difference.”
The walk is free and all ages are welcome, although children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Sturdy waterproof footwear is recommended.
Walkers will meet outside the Meadowcroft Community Centre at 10am. The walk will finish at around midday.
For more information, call the biodiversity team on 01296 427972 or visit the council’s website at www.aylesburyvaledc.gov.uk