TARCA NEWS Issue 4: 4thDecember 2010
TARCA is a new conservation group spawned from interest in The River Anton Enhancement Scheme – a partnership between Test Valley Borough Council, The Environment Agency, and Hampshire and IOW Wildlife Trust to improve the river corridor for wildlife and people.
Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year!
First and foremost may I take this opportunity to wish everyone a Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year. I think you will all agree that the group has achieved a lot in just one year. From the building of new ponds and removal of scrub to displays at the TVBC Woodfair and at Lights Theatre. Thanks to all who have been involved in some way!
TARCA was invited by Test Valley Borough Council along with The Hampshire Wildlife Trust & The Environment Agency to have a display to celebrate the anniversary of the River Anton enhancement scheme. The night went very well with TARCA holding its own competition – Guess The Butterfly. The event was ended by a talk on wildlife photography by a Hampshire Wildlife Trust member
From little acorns
Volunteers went out one cold day in November to collect seeds. These native tree seeds were potted up and shall be grown by members to plant up next year in the local parks. Collected on the day were: Hawthorn, Blackthorn, Guelder Rose, Ash, Dog Rose and Silver Birch to name a few.
Lloyds Banking Help
Lloyds Banking Group helped TARCA by volunteering 17 members of its staff for a Tidy Britain ‘Big Tidy Up’ and a Scrub clear. On the day 27 bags of rubbish were removed from Anton Lakes LNR including an ironing board, vacuum cleaner, six footballs and even a surf board
Become a volunteer:
If you wish to volunteer or want information on the new group please contact 01264 368811 or 07722 267138 email: email@example.com or find us on our facebook page by searching TARCA The Anton River Conservation Association, or new website:http://www.antonriver-conservation.org.uk/
Sunday 9th Jan 2011 10am – 2 – Scrub Clearance at Anton Lakes. Meet in main car park
Saturday 12th Feb 2011 10.30am – Bird Spotting event at Anton Lakes. Meet in main car park