November volunteer activity

Heather. Photo by Sally Dalman

Sunday 1st November 2015 – Bonne Nuit, St John – 10:30 – 13.00

From Jersey Conservation Volunteers

The date of this task is earlier in the month than normal to avoid clashing with Remembrance Sunday.

As this event has been arranged in advance, it may still be subject to change. Contact Julia at j.meldrum@gov.je or Jon at jonparkes@nationaltrust.je or phone Julia on 441600 or Jon on 483193 to check everything is still ok nearer the day.

NOTE Please meet at 10.15am for a 10.30am start.

The details Heathland is an important landscape in Jersey, and sadly in decline. This task will involve the clearing of bracken, bramble and invasive trees to uncover the precious heathland plants, such as heather, that are just about hanging on underneath.

The site The site we will be working on is called Le Côtil Qui Fut Á Charles Yves Countance, which is the landward side of Les Nouvelles Charrieres, Bonne Nuit, St John. See Google Maps here or if you are using the Jersey telephone directory its on page 24 (D2).

Parking  Parking is limited in the area, so we suggest that where possible, people car share, or come on bicycles or even walk. We will be meeting at the bus stop at the bottom of the hill, overlooking the harbour. There will be a bright green National Trust for Jersey pick-up parked in it, you’ll not miss it!

The task Clearing bracken, bramble and invasive trees.

Tools needed If you have any rakes, sickles and forks, please bring them with you, and we do have some gloves, but it’s wise to bring your own if you have them.

Clothing needed Appropriate clothing including sturdy footwear and long trousers is recommended due to the terrain and vegetation in some areas. Be prepared for any weather conditions as we will go ahead regardless!  Waterproofs, thermals or sun screen (unlikely we know) may all be useful.

Children All are welcome, young or old. Children under 16 must be supervised by a parent or guardian during the task.

Finally, and some would say most importantly, the wonderful Kim the Kake will supply us with hot drinks and her yummy homemade cakes.