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Look after nature and the countryside

St Wulstan's Nature Reserve Published Friday, 10th July 2020

The public are being urged to look after Worcestershire’s natural environment.

As lockdown eases and people are getting out and about more, it’s important everyone does their bit to ensure Worcestershire remains beautiful.

Worcestershire County Council is encouraging people to visit their local areas but remain mindful of the countryside and towns, and take their litter with them.

Councillor Tony Miller, Cabinet Member with Responsibility for the Environment said: “This weekend, the weather is set to be beautiful. I want to encourage anyone visiting our parks, picnic areas or open spaces to respect the environment.

“You can do this by leaving no trace, and taking your rubbish with you. We’d also discourage the use of disposable BBQs and fires. With warm weather, the risk of fires spreading is increased. Please look after our wonderful Worcestershire.”

Throughout lockdown, public spaces remained tidy as no one was visiting, roadside wildflowers were left to flourish, and pollinators and other animals have enjoyed the natural environment without human interference.

Worcestershire County Council manages St Wulstan’s Nature Reserve, Waseley Hills Country Park and Worcester Woods Country Park, there are also plenty of picnic places and commons to visit.

See the full list: https://www.worcestershire.gov.uk/info/20233/countryside_and_leisure/1078/country_parks_picnic_places_and_nature_reserves

Find out what the council does to support wildlife rich habitats: https://www.worcestershire.gov.uk/naturalnetworks