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ECO INITIATIVE: Dacorum rewilding project set to promote diversity across borough

 Published on: 19th November 2021   |   By: Holly Bullen   |   Category: Uncategorized

A project is set to transform green spaces across the Dacorum borough in a bid to promote biodiversity.

After the success of ‘No Mow May’, which saw many councils across the country lock up their lawnmowers to allow wildflowers to grow, promoting biodiversity, residents and councils alike have wanted to continue the project.

Towards the end of October DBC delivered 300 assorted wildflower plug plants and over 2,000 daffodil and crocus bulbs, to Apsley.

Jan Maddern, Herts County Councillor for Hemel Hempstead South East, has helped with the project in Apsley along with Dacorum Borough Council (DBC), parks and open spaces officer, Rob Cassidy who has championed the scheme.

She said: “This is a fantastic initiative by Dacorum Council; there are areas all over the borough that are being ‘rewilded’ in a variety of ways. I invited Rob Cassidy to come and look at this popular dog walking route, and advise as to whether he thought it would be suitable.

“Rob was really enthusiastic and supportive, and suggested also installing bug and solitary bee houses, along with signage to explain what the project is about. Many people walk dogs along the path by the canal, so the wildflowers can be enjoyed by a great number of local residents.”

Jan added that there will be further discussions to discover more rewilding project opportunities around the local area but need residents to continue to support the scheme.

Find out more about Dacorum’s biodiversity projects, at: www.dacorum.gov.uk/home/environment-street-care/landscape-recreation/biodiversity-and-conservation

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