Help save the Water Voles
Thursday 24 May 2012
Coventry's wildlife will be in the spotlight next week as residents are given the opportunity to find out more about Water Voles and what can be done to protect them.
Three information sessions will be held at Lake View Park, Brookside Avenue and Longford Park where Coventry City Council's park rangers and representatives from the Warwickshire Wildlife Trust will be on hand to give more information and answer any questions.
Cllr Phil Townshend, Cabinet Member, with responsibility for Parks, said: "The number of Water Voles has declined by 90 per cent over the past 20 years so we must do all we can to help protect them. These information events are a great way to find out more about these interesting creatures and all the work the Park Rangers, Warwickshire Wildlife Trust and volunteers are already doing to help them.
"I'm sure these sessions will be really interesting and I urge everyone to get involved and find out how they can help. They may be of particular interest to young people, and those with an interest in natural science."
The information sessions will be held on Monday 28 May at Lake View Park; Tuesday 29 May at Brookside Avenue; and Wednesday 30 May at Longford Park.
All sessions will begin at 4.30pm and end at 5.30pm.
For more information please contact Corinne Muir, Park Ranger on 024 7683 3372 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org