We are working with a volunteer-led group passionate about our environment and the health & wellbeing of our community. Through partnership with Cornwall Council, we have been given the opportunity to turn some unused open space and woodland on the outskirts of the town centre into a community, biodiversity haven – but we need your help!
The vision is for this to be the first of several open spaces and woodland areas across our beautiful town, to increase community access to nature. We want to support woodland activities to benefit the health & wellbeing of our community and we hope to create safe, accessible spaces for our community to socialise and build confidence in, as well as having a positive impact on the environment.
Phase 1 will see the woodland cleared and made safe for use by the community. Phase 2 will see the re-introduction of plant species suited to the habitat, creating a woodland/wildflower meadow mix. The plan includes laying of wheelchair friendly paths, creating a circular route through the site with the addition of a picnic area that can be enjoyed by all members of the community.
We are inviting you, the Launceston community to get involved in a number of ways, from donating time to sponsoring a tree, a bench, some pathway to make this vision a reality.
The money raised will be spent on items such as; benches, paths, additional planting, dormouse nest boxes, bug hotels, fencing, seed balls, signage, and much more.
A donation of £10 would sponsor a tree for a year or two seed balls to increase the biodiversity in the grassland areas, £100 will sponsor a dedicated tree for life or a picnic bench, £500 will buy a bench, and all donors receive a Friend of the Forest For Launceston certificate.
Maybe you are a business owner looking to offset some of your carbon footprint? Perhaps you are a member of our community wanting to see more free to use open spaces for Launceston to enjoy? Maybe you are a school and would love more outdoor teaching space? Or maybe you just care for our environment and want to see increased biodiversity? In which case please help us make this amazing opportunity into a reality.
We will also have a number of yearly memberships available to keep the site going and develop more sites across the town after we have raised enough to develop the site into a safe and accessible space for Launceston.
We only have until 30th November to raise £5,000. We need you to dig deep and donate to help us raise the funds needed to launch this project, and if you want to donate after the deadline we can still invest this in the further development of the Forest For Launceston.
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