Year of Environment Sefton Celebration

Sefton Council’s Green team will be working with the Southport Eco-Centre to stage the 2019 Year of Environment Celebration.

  • Lancashire Wildlife Trust will be on hand to promote the iNaturalist app and Greenspace Challenge.
  • Edge Hill University are bringing a number of exhibits highlighting coastal change on the Sefton Dune System.
  • Green Sefton will be leading walks into the neighbouring Queen’s Jubilee Nature Trail, home to Natterjack Toads, Sand Lizards and Rare Plant Species.
  • Interactive Exhibits for Children, highlighting the Green approach to transport, water and power will be available in the classroom.
  • Who can resist the challenge of ‘Down the Drain’ giant board game, the Recycling Dance Mat or the Fun Room?

*We have a number of spaces for stands, and can provide chairs and tables if needed* Contact John Dempsey on 01519342961 for more information*

 

‘Wildflowering’ for Natural and Social Gain

The National Wildflower centre is proud to be partnering with the North west of England section of CIEEM and Liverpool Hope University on this event to bring ecologists, landscape architects, community activists and a range of people together for an interdisciplinary debate, and to experience one of the most stunning urban wildflower meadows in the country.

From 1pm, there will be a community pollinator count on Everton Park led by entomologists from Liverpool and Manchester. The meeting point for this is the Northumberland Terrace entrance of Everton Park, opposite the Beacon C of E Primary and close to St. George’s Church.

The seminar on the Creative Campus of Hope University (Room CAP009) will startr at 2:30pm with interventions from Dr. Alison Millward (Birmingham University), Richard Scott, Network Rail, Mersey Forest, Artist Rebecca Chesney and cultural and environmental leaders from both Liverpool and Manchester.

Themes to be explored are public health, biodiversity net gain, culture and the role of the museums sector, plus the potential for seed as natural capital.

From 4:30pm there will be a walk/tour of the Wildlife Meadow in Everton Park with refreshments outdoors (Weather Permitting)

Book your place here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wildflowering-for-natural-and-social-gain-tickets-60703319262