Help save nature in Exmouth

PUBLISHED: 12:00 21 October 2019 | UPDATED: 12:44 21 October 2019

Launch of my patch for nature Exmouth. Picture: East Devon District Council

Launch of my patch for nature Exmouth. Picture: East Devon District Council

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Help create homes for wild animals in Exmouth and play your part in helping to save nature in your area.

The Heritage Fund and local councils have funded My Patch for Nature in Exmouth, to help people to make a change for nature in their gardens, allotments, or even window boxes.

From creating access for hedgehogs to building a bee mansion, making a pond for frogs and newts to planting a window box with wildflowers or placing a bird feeder on your patio, everyone can help make a small contribution and make space for nature.

East Devon District Council's (EDDC) Wild Exmouth team are working with the community to increase space for nature, creating new homes for insects, birds and wildlife.

Its gardens, window boxes, bird tables and allotments all provide important habitat for nature and, by linking these up, you can help to turn Exmouth into one massive nature reserve.

Councillor Geoff Jung, EDDC's portfolio holder for the environment, said: "This is a fantastic opportunity for local people to make a genuine difference for wildlife.

"By pledging a space, no matter how small, we can all come together to help nature.

"As part of 'My Patch for Nature' campaign, we will send out wildflower seeds to people who register, creating space for wildlife across Exmouth.

"We are mapping your pledges and locations to create a network of outdoor spaces and demonstrate Exmouth's commitment to being a wilder, greener town."

Councillor Michael Rosser, Wild Exmouth lead from Exmouth Town Council, added: "Local people can make a real difference to nature in the town and I encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity.

"If a quarter of Exmouth households make a pledge of even a small space of half a square metre or less, we will be able to fulfil our vision for 2,000 square meters pledged for nature."

Click here to get involved and claim your seeds or view progress on the map.

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