Welcome to this weeks Enviroteers blog, and the final one of August. Where is the year going!

To start of this weeks blog we would like to make sure that all our volunteers are aware that our old volunteer diary, previously held on the website ‘Better Impact’, is now turned off as we no longer make use of this website. Instead, as mentioned in previous blogs, we have formed our own activity listing hosted directly on this website. Simply click the button called ‘Volunteer Activities.’ and you will see a whole variety of different ways to take action in Poole.

Now looking forward! BCP Council continues to have a focus on improving Alexandra Park in Poole, with the pavilion in the park continuing to develop thanks to the opening of a cafe and a new cafe manager being present as such. As part of this continued progress, this weekend (August 31st) the pavilion is hosting a Fun Day to celebrate the local community and raise money for the pavilion to help it grow and develop. Make sure to head along and enjoy the many games and attractions and donate money to help this lovely community resource grow in to the future.

Also taking place in just a few weeks time is the Great British Beach Clean. Over the weekend of September 21st and 22nd beaches across the country will be cleaned and surveyed as part of the Marine Conservation Societies annual beach clean event. These are always fantastic events and the amount of litter that is collected always surprises, and shocks us, in equal measure. As usual we are working in partnership with Poole Heathlands to run two litter picks over this weekend. The first one running from 8:30am-11am on Saturday September 21st, and we will be based down on the harbour path on Holes Bay, opposite the McDonalds end of the Wessex Gate Retail Park. The second will be held on Ham Common and you can meet Poole Heathlands at 10am down on Lake Pier. We cannot wait to see you there, we will have all the necessary equipment!

One final event to also mention is that in October we will be hosting a bird and bat book hanging day in Alexandra Park, Poole. More details of this are yet to be defined but as time goes on we will share more details on this via this blog and our Facebook and Twitter pages, so do keep an eye out! We have a massive focus on adding to the wildlife value at the park and this is one stage in doing that.