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Wildlife Sanctuary!

10 February 2015
The poster for free events being held at local nature reserves

Sanctuary Housing is teaming up with The Greenways Countryside Project Ipswich Wildlife Group to run exciting Wildlife Homes events in south west Ipswich.

Starting in February, the series of free events will welcome families to get involved in building nest boxes, insect homes and hedgehog houses, as well as clearing local nature reserves.

The aim of the project is to encourage the community to turn their gardens into nature reserves and wildlife corridors. The corridors will allow wildlife to move between the nature reserves, parks and green spaces featured in Ipswich Borough Council’s Ecological Network Map.

Graham Nolan, Sanctuary Housing’s head of partnerships for the East, commented: “We are pleased to support this project as we are aware of the benefits of having a clean and sustainable environment.

“We hope local residents will get involved with enjoying their local habitats and the events that are planned locally.”

Ipswich Wildlife Group volunteers have prepared dozens of nest box kits and will be ready to assist visitors with making their own to take home or to leave in one of the parks.

Friends of Belstead Brook Park will also be working in Bourne Park, raking cut reed to create a better and bigger home for wildlife.

Anyone interested in the above events can visit www.greenlivingcentre.org.uk for further information.

This project is funded by Sanctuary Group’s Community Investment Fund, supporting projects which benefit Sanctuary residents and their communities.