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Community Volunteering: Seed Collection in Campbell Park

Saturday 13 July (other dates available)
3pm
Free
Suitable for all ages

This event is in the past. This page is for information purposes only.

If you'd like to try your hand at some volunteering why not come along to this Ranger led volunteer task at Campbell Park?

As part of Art in the Park the Community Ranger team will be collecting seeds from the wildflower meadow in Campbell Park. We'll then use these seeds across all the beautiful parks of Milton Keynes, making them a haven for pollinators. The Art in the Park event is organised by the MK Islamic Arts, Culture and Heritage organisation and is a yearly celebration of food, music and culture. 

Meet the Ranger Team at our Community Engagement Van on the Events Plateau from 3pm for a briefing and then take part for as long as you would like. 

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The Parks Trust Community Engagement Van

This task is to collect seeds from the Yellow Rattle plants in the Wildflower Meadow. Yellow Rattle is also known as ‘the meadow maker’ or ‘nature’s lawnmower’, is the single most important plant you need to establish when creating a wildflower meadow. It's parasitic nature stops the growth of grasses and enables wildflowers to become established. 

You don't need to bring any specialist equipment, just wear suitable footwear for a walk in the park, and dress for the weather conditions on the day. The task will take place on grassland, and will involve some slopes. Due to the long grass it is preferable to wear long sleeves and long trousers. People of any age can take part although young people will need to be with a responsible adult. 

If you have any questions about this event or future volunteering please contact volunteering@theparkstrust.com

 

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    Campbell Park resides in the heart of Milton Keynes and connects the city centre to the wider landscape and the expansive linear park network. Visitors can discover natural and man-made topography as well as public art, water features, the Grand Union Canal, a first-class cricket pitch, open-air auditorium along with planting designed to encourage biodiversity.