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Wildflower Sowing

Flowers, flowers, everywhere…..

We are aiming to add a splash of colour to the woods over the next couple of years. Bulbs have already been planted, and we now want to create wildflower meadows, which will also encourage biodiversity and provide habitats for insects and other creatures that live in our woods.

We meet 10am at the Dane Valley Woods HQ in Dane Valley allotments at the end of St Peters Footpath, or come along and find us throughout the morning in the woods  – we are easy to spot in our bright hi-vis jackets.

There is no need to book – we provide all tools and safety equipment, but please wear a sturdy pair of shoes and come dressed for the weather. All ages welcome, under 16s to be accompanied by an adult. Refreshments are provided at the end of the morning for all hard working volunteers.


Easter Surprise

Dane Valley Woods are hosting a free Easter egg hunt for children on the 31st March from 10am.

The hunt will have a surprise twist based on British birds, so it’s a chance to have fun and get learning! One lucky child will win the grand prize, but all children participating will receive their very own prizes.

All under 16s will require an adult attending and refreshments will be provided.

Our regular task day will be running alongside the event for any adults wishing to attend. Our tasks will compose of general woodland maintenance and we will provide all necessary tools. You can spot us in our high-vis jackets in the woods and we will have a stall located at the top of the cycle path at the end of St Peter’s Footpath. Find us on Google Maps here http://g.co/maps/6c83t

Oh, and don’t forget that the clocks go forward…..


February Tree Plant

Following on from our successful 10th anniversary birthday party in January (over 400 trees planted!!), we are doing it all over again on Sunday 24 February. It’s the last planned tree planting event of the 2012/13 winter season, so come along and help us to get more in the ground and help the local environment.

We meet 10am at the Dane Valley Woods HQ in Dane Valley allotments at the end of St Peters Footpath, or come along and find us throughout the morning in the woods  – we are easy to spot in our bright hi-vis jackets.

There is no need to book – we provide all tools and safety equipment, but please wear a sturdy pair of shoes and come dressed for the weather. All ages welcome, under 16s to be accompanied by an adult. Refreshments are provided at the end of the morning for all hard working volunteers.


10th Anniversary Tree Plant

Yes it’s hard to believe – tree planting has taken place at Dane Valley Woods since 2003 – and to celebrate, we are holding a 10th anniversary tree plant. Basically, it’s our birthday party!

We meet 10am at the Dane Valley Woods HQ in Dane Valley allotments at the end of St Peters Footpath, or come along and find us throughout the morning in the woods  – we are easy to spot in our bright hi-vis jackets.

There is no need to book – we provide all tools and safety equipment, but please wear a sturdy pair of shoes and come dressed for the weather. All ages welcome, under 16s to be accompanied by an adult. Refreshments are provided at the end of the morning for all hard working volunteers.

To get you in the mood, here is a video of Mike showing us how it should be done!

How to plant a tree


Woodland Action Day

A morning of tasks keeping the woodland in tip top condition. This month we will be continuing to develop our bug hotel, preparing land for our big 10th anniversary tree plant, mulching trees to help them to survive, and maintaining and creating a network of paths to improve access to the woods.

We meet at the Dane Valley Woods HQ in Dane Valley allotments at the end of St Peters Footpath or find us in the woods.

There is no need to book – we provide all tools and safety equipment, but please wear a sturdy pair of shoes and come dressed for the weather.

All ages welcome, under 16s to be accompanied by an adult. Refreshments are provided at the end of the morning for all hard working volunteers.


Woodland Action Day

A morning of tasks keeping the woodland in tip top condition.

We meet at the Dane Valley Woods HQ in Dane Valley allotments at the end of St Peters Footpath or find us in the woods.

There is no need to book – we provide all tools and safety equipment,  but please wear a sturdy pair of shoes and come dressed for the weather.

All ages welcome, under 16s to be accompanied by an adult. Refreshments are provided at the end of the morning for all hard working volunteers.

Remember that the clocks go back one hour!


Woodland Action Day

A morning of tasks keeping the woodland in tip top condition.

We meet at the Dane Valley Woods HQ in Dane Valley Allotments at the end of St Peter’s Footpath or find us in the woodland.

There is no need to book but please let us know if you intend to come along as it helps us organise refreshments and tasks.

We provide all tools and safety equipment but please wear a sturdy pair of shoes.  All ages welcome, under 16s to be accompanied by an adult.


BioBlitz

Dane Valley Woods is teaming up with Canterbury Christ Church University (CCCU) in an exciting new partnership, to try and identify the extent of biodiversity on the site.

You can get involved with helping natural life experts and students to work out what flora and fauna we have on our doorstep, so come and see what you can help us to find!

On this occasion we will be meeting at the bottom end of Dane Valley Woods, on the mown grass area opposite the mini-roundabout (at the junction of Dane Valley Road and Kent Road, Margate). There is no need to book but please let us know if you intend to come along, as it helps us to organise refreshments and tasks.

Please wear a sturdy pair of shoes, and come dressed for the weather & scrabbling around in undergrowth.  All ages welcome, under 16s to be accompanied by an adult. Kent Wildlife Trust will also be on hand with wildlife activities for small people, and information about their Living Landscapes project.


Woodland Action Day

A morning of tasks keeping the woodland in tip top condition.

We meet at the Dane Valley Woods HQ in Dane Valley Allotments at the end of St Peter’s Footpath or find us in the woodland.

There is no need to book but please let us know if you intend to come along as it helps us organise refreshments and tasks.

We provide all tools and safety equipment but please wear a sturdy pair of shoes.  All ages welcome.


Woodland Action Day

A morning of tasks keeping the woodland in tip top condition.

We meet at the Dane Valley Woods HQ in Dane Valley Allotments at the end of St Peter’s Footpath or find us in the woodland.

There is no need to book but please let us know if you intend to come along as it helps us organise refreshments and tasks.

We provide all tools and safety equipment but please wear a sturdy pair of shoes.  All ages welcome.


Annual General Meeting and Woodland Talk by Kent Wildlife Trust

This should be a really interesting evening.  As well as finding out what we have been up to over the last 12 months and what we plan to do for the next 12 months we will be joined by Neil Coombs from Kent Wildlife Trust who will give a talk entitled “Managing Woodlands for Wildlife”.

So if you’ve ever wondered who Dane Valley Woods are, what we get up to and why then come along, it’s free and refreshments will be provided.


Woodland Action Day

A morning of tasks keeping the woodland in tip top condition.

We meet at the Dane Valley Woods HQ in Dane Valley Allotments at the end of St Peter’s Footpath or find us in the woodland.

There is no need to book but please let Steve know if you intend to come along as it helps us organise refreshments and tasks.

We provide all tools and safety equipment but please wear a sturdy pair of shoes.  All ages welcome.


Woodland Action Day

A morning of tasks keeping the woodland in tip top condition.

We meet at the Dane Valley Woods HQ in Dane Valley Allotments at the end of St Peter’s Footpath or find us in the woodland.

There is no need to book but please let Steve know if you intend to come along as it helps us organise refreshments and tasks.

We provide all tools and safety equipment but please wear a sturdy pair of shoes.  All ages welcome.


Woodland Action Day

A morning of tasks keeping the woodland in tip top condition.

We meet at the Dane Valley Woods HQ in Dane Valley Allotments at the end of St Peter’s Footpath or find us in the woodland.

There is no need to book but please let Steve know if you intend to come along as it helps us organise refreshments and tasks.

We provide all tools and safety equipment but please wear a sturdy pair of shoes.  All ages welcome.


Tree Planting

More tree planting!  Top banana.

Come along anytime between 10am and 1pm and get stuck in to the real purpose of the community woodland, planting trees.  All you need to bring are a strong pair of shoes or boots and we will provide the trees and tools, not to mention the tea.

Tree planting is a great way to spend a morning and really rewarding as you get to see the fruit of your labour, knowing that with a little luck it will be growing in the same spot for several hundred years.

We will meet at 10am at the Dane Valley Woods HQ in Dane Valley Allotments at the end of St Peter’s Footpath or find us in the woodland any time throughout the morning.

There is no need to book but please let Steve know if you intend to come along as it helps us organise refreshments and tasks.

We provide all tools and safety equipment but please wear a sturdy pair of shoes.  All ages welcome.


Archaeology Woodland Action Day

Today’s activities will be jointly led by the Isle of Thanet Archaeology Society as along with all the usual work in the woods we will be helping the society excavate a section of the original St Peter’s Footpath.  Exciting times indeed!  There will also be a variety of other activities going on as the number of places at the dig site will be limited.

We meet at the Dane Valley Woods HQ in Dane Valley Allotments at the end of St Peter’s Footpath or find us in the woodland.

There is no need to book but please let Steve know if you intend to come along as it helps us organise refreshments and tasks.

We provide all tools and safety equipment but please wear a sturdy pair of shoes.  All ages welcome.


Tree Planting

It’s tree planting time!

Come along anytime between 10am and 1pm and get stuck in to the real purpose of the community woodland, planting trees.  All you need to bring are a strong pair of shoes or boots and we will provide the trees and tools, not to mention the tea.

Tree planting is a great way to spend a morning and really rewarding as you get to see the fruit of your labour, knowing that with a little luck it will be growing in the same spot for several hundred years.

We will meet at 10am at the Dane Valley Woods HQ in Dane Valley Allotments at the end of St Peter’s Footpath or find us in the woodland any time throughout the morning.

There is no need to book but please let Steve know if you intend to come along as it helps us organise refreshments and tasks.

We provide all tools and safety equipment but please wear a sturdy pair of shoes.  All ages welcome.


Art Workshop and Woodland Action Day

A selection of activities for all ages going on at our headquarters at Dane Valley Allotments.  We will be creating environmental art as well as undertaking pond construction and other work in the woods.  Entrance is free.

Meet at the Dane Valley Woods HQ any time between 10 and 1.


Dane Valley Woods Open Day

A joint event with our neighbours the Windmill Community Allotment Project.   A chance to come and see the woodland in the height of the summer and take part in fun family activities.  We will be joined by environmental artist Ruth Cutler who will give you the chance to make something creative out of nothing and take it away with you.

There will also be guided walks to give you an idea of the work we are doing with the woodland and the diverse wildlife which inhabits it.

Events will be free and going on from 10am to 4pm (art workshops 11am & 1pm).  Come and meet us either at our HQ at the end of St Peter’s Footpath or at our stand in the community allotment.


Woodland Action Day

A morning of tasks keeping the woodland in tip top condition.

We meet at the Dane Valley Woods HQ in Dane Valley Allotments at the end of St Peter’s Footpath or find us in the woodland.

There is no need to book but please let Steve know if you intend to come along as it helps us organise refreshments and tasks.

We provide all tools and safety equipment but please wear a sturdy pair of shoes.  All ages welcome.

 


Sunday Task Day

Join the gang as we help all the trees that were planted in the winter and are thirsty after all the dry weather.  We will be adding mulch and clearing vegetation from around trees that are getting shaded out.

We meet at the Dane Valley Woods HQ in Dane Valley Allotments at the end of the cycle path or find us in the woodland.

There is no need to book but please let Steve know if you intend to come along as it helps us organise refreshments and tasks.