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Green volunteers sought to maintain Sefton’s coastline

Green Sefton are seeking volunteers to help preserve the borough’s unique coastline.

Help is sought to cut and drag Sea Buckthorn out of an area of dunes beside Ainsdale Discovery Centre.

Sea Buckthorn is not native to Sefton’s coastline and can shade out valuable habitats for rare plants, natterjack toads and sand lizards.

It was originally planted to stop sand blowing across grazing areas, crops and tracks.

Green Sefton will be staging three public ‘buckthorn bashing’ events in the coming weeks.

Volunteers will need to wear old clothing, stout footwear and bring sturdy gardening gloves.

The events will take place on:

  • Sunday, November 17th – 10am to 3pm
  • Saturday November 30th – 10.30am to 3pm
  • Saturday, December 7th – 10.30am to 3pm

If you are interested in registering to help at one of these events, please contact GreenSefton@sefton.gov.uk, or call 0151 934 2961.