News Release - on behalf of Friends of Apex Park

Apex Park News

The good news is that the water in Apex Park Lake was re-tested yesterday and results show that the blue-green algae bloom has subsided.  Warning signs will be taken down.


Planting bulbs and sowing seeds! - The Friends of Apex Park invite members of the public to join them and pupils from Churchfield Primary School on Wednesday 6th November 10am-12pm to help plant bulbs and sow seeds.

Sedgemoor District Council has signed up to a project called ‘Back from the Brink’ which is one of the most ambitious conservation projects ever undertaken.

Its aim is to save 20 species from extinction and benefit over 200 more through 19 projects that span England; from the tip of Cornwall to Northumberland. It’s the first time ever that so many conservation organisations have come together with one focus in mind – to bring back from the brink of extinction some of England’s most threatened species of animal, plant and fungi. The project running at Apex Park under the Back from the Brink programme is called Colour in the Margins which involves reintroducing arable plant species by sowing seeds into one of the wildflower areas at Apex Park.

Zoe Morrall, Colour in the Margins Outreach Officer said ‘Arable farmland (land that has been cultivated or prepared for growing crops) is vital for the wildflowers and animals that have co-existed with us since the dawn of agriculture. Arable plants, such as the Corn buttercup and Red Hemp-nettle, have been affected by changes in agricultural land use such as the increased use of herbicides and fertilisers, development pressures and changes in agricultural farming practices. By working collaboratively with farmers and land owners and increasing awareness of this fabulous suite of plants to people of all ages, we can bring back the colour to our arable margins’

Any volunteers should meet at 09:45am at Apex Park Office which adjoins the toilets just inside the entrance of the car park. People are recommended to wear suitable clothing/footwear for the weather forecasted and to bring a drink (spade and bucket if you have one!). Children should be supervised by a responsible adult. If the weather forecast is particularly bad, there will be a notice displayed on the Friends of Apex Park’s website . For further information you can call 01278 435455.

Claire Faun

Corporate Relations Manager

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