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TAKE PART: New interactive map set to promote environmental action across the St Albans district 

 Published on: 14th December 2021   |   By: Holly Bullen   |   Category: Uncategorized

Residents in St Albans are being invited to promote wildlife around the city with the help of a new interactive map.

The Wilder Actions Map delivered as part of Wilder St Albans, a project delivered by Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust in partnership with St Albans City and District Council, encourages the community to plot actions they have taken to promote a Wilder St Albans.

Actions may include cutting a hole in a garden fence to create a hedgehog highway, building a pond or planting a hedgerow along your field. 

Anthony Rowlands, Chair of the Public Realm Committee of St Albans City and District Council, praised the map.

He said: “Wilder St Albans is one of the many actions we are undertaking to improve the district’s environment and has been well received by our residents.

“The mapping project is a great way to encourage people to take an active part in this exciting project. I am impressed that more than 60 entries have already been made and I’d urge residents, businesses, schools and community groups to join in and show the rest of the district what you’ve done to help our wildlife thrive.”

Heidi Carruthers, People and Wildlife Officer for Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust, said the map will help to promote and generate wider change to benefit the environment.

She said: “Every step we take matters, and we want to show how all our individual actions are working together to improve the nature network across our District. Small actions add up and can make a huge difference for wildlife. Anyone can contribute to the interactive map and plot actions that they are taking right now.”

Check out the wilder actions map here. 

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