Churches Count on Nature

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Churches Count on Nature

June 4 - June 12

Churches Count on Nature is a unique opportunity for those who love their churchyards and church spaces to take part in the largest ever nature count.It is jointly run by the conservation charities A Rocha UK, Caring for God’s Acre together with the Church of England and the Church in Wales.
The ‘citizen science’ event – set to run between 4 – 12 June – will welcome people to churchyards and encourage them to record what animals and plants they see. That data will then be collated on the biological records hub, the National Biodiversity Network.
For more information and resources (including a starter pack) see here.
Please register your interest in taking part here.

A free webinar programme will be complementing hundreds of local Churches Count on Nature events.

A Rocha UK webinars:

  • ECO CHURCH – LAND on Tuesday 7 June, noon-1pm.

This webinar will look at the ‘Land’ section of the Eco Church framework.Land is a key category of Eco Church and whether a church has a significant amount of land, a thin border of land around the main building, or even a paved over area, there is plenty that can be done to manage the land for nature and people.

This webinar will look at just some of the many possibilities for managing churchland, drawing on examples from bronze, silver and gold awarded churches.

Speaker: Helen Stephens is Church Relations Manager at A Rocha UK and oversees the Eco Church programme. BOOK HERE

  • URBAN HOPE – HOW TO CREATE SPACE FOR NATURE IN A SMALL SPACE on Friday 10 June, noon-1pm.

Very few of us own a large estate or our own allotments or nature reserve, but it is still entirely possible even in a very small urban space to transform it for nature and in doing so provide a place where mental and physical health can be improved as well as tackling wildlife loss and climate impacts.This webinar will take a creative look at how to make best use of small areas at a time when the pressure on nature and on our own health is greater than ever.

Join us for an exploration of the incredible actions we can all take to make small spaces work for people and nature.

Speaker: Andy Lester is Head of Conservation at A Rocha UK. BOOK HERE

Please view the full webinar programme here.

Details

Start:
June 4
End:
June 12
Website:
bit.ly/CCON2022