Volunteers complete hedgerow planting at Prestatyn nature reserve

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Volunteers have finished planting a hedgerow at a Prestatyn nature reserve.

Throughout the winter, volunteers from Denbighshire County Council’s Nature for Health programme have been planting the hedgerow along the edge of Coed Y Morfa Nature Reserve.

More than 20 volunteers attended the final planting session to complete the hedgerow along the playing fields, around 300 metres in length.

Hedgerows are important for connectivity between woodlands and provide nesting sites for many bird species and other wildlife.

The trees were funded by the Long Forest Project, a partnership between Keep Wales Tidy and the Woodland Trust, to encourage volunteer involvement in tree planting and hedgerow management.

Nature for Health is part of the Council’s work to protect and enhance the environment and aims to improve people’s lives through health and wellbeing activities, helping individuals and communities in Denbighshire connect with the countryside and adopt healthy habits.

Denbighshire Countryside Service is working in partnership with Denbighshire Housing to deliver the project with support from Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board and Bangor University.

The Council would like to thank Gwyl Roche from Keep Wales Tidy, the Artisans Collective, Prestatyn and District Environment Association, Hedgehog Help Prestatyn and Mayor of Prestatyn, councillor Anton Sampson for their help.

If you would like to get involved with Nature for Health contact 01824 706998.

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