Environment-related events coming up …
The Pump House Environment Centre cafe and eco shop is OPEN for take out only from 11am to 3pm, seven days a week.
Gheluvelt Kiosk is open 7 days a week for take out and ice cream 11am to 3pm.
Please check out the facebook page for more information on opening hours.
All meeting room bookings are currently suspended.
WRE is now open.
Please note there are now new opening days and hours with appointments available for schools and revised opening hours for the public. There are strict hygiene controls and restrictions on the number of shoppers and no children are allowed in the store at present.
Do check out the work that has been going on by the staff and community volunteers supporting our NHS:
Friday 17th July to Sunday 9th August
Big Butterfly Count
The big butterfly count is a nationwide survey aimed at helping us assess the health of our environment. It was launched in 2010 and has rapidly become the world’s biggest survey of butterflies. Over 113,500 people took part in 2019, submitting 116,009 counts of butterflies and day-flying moths from across the UK
Saturday 25th July to Sunday 9th August
National Marine Week
National Marine Week is The Wildlife Trusts’ nationwide celebration of all things marine.
Monday 10th to Sunday 16th August
National Allotment Week
The theme for 2020 is Growing Food for Health and Well-being, a reflection of the many benefits of growing, cooking and eating your own fruit and vegetables. Here is what the NSALG President Phil Gomersall has to say,
“This year every week has been National Allotments Week, with more people than ever realising that growing your own food is a great way of eating healthily, getting some outdoor exercise in the fresh air and acquiring new skills. Plot-holders have also benefited from the contact with nature and the easy camaraderie on allotment sites, helping to retain their mental health and stay positive during these worrying times.”
Gardeners World tv programme would also be interested in receiving videos from allotment plot-holders CLICK HERE to see how to send videos in.
2020 is the:
United Nations International Year of Plant Health
This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to raise global awareness on how protecting plant health can help end hunger, reduce poverty, protect the environment, and boost economic development.
International Year of Sound
The International Year of Sound is a global initiative to highlight the importance of sound in all aspects of life on earth and will lead towards an understanding of sound-related issues at the national and international level.
IYS2020 will aim to stimulate the understanding, throughout the world, of the important role that sound plays in all aspects of our society. Also encouraging an understanding of the need for the control of noise in nature, in the built environment, and in the workplace.