THE ManxSPCA is looking for volunteers to help transform overgrown paths on its land at Ard Jerkyll, Eairy, into a nature trail that promises to draw in visitors and be a haven for wildlife.
The charity wants the area, at the bottom of the exercise fields, to be redesigned. Overgrown paths need to be cleared to make them accessible and there is potential for a pond.
The charity is also looking at introducing bat boxes, and having a dog memorial garden featuring plaques or headstones.
ManxSPCA fundraiser Margaret Mansfield said: ‘This is an area which could be an absolutely fantastic visitor attraction for us. We are looking for anyone who would like to work on it or pay for the development.’
She added: ‘At the moment, you can get round to the pond and back. But you would need a machete to get to the rest of it.’
Margaret said: ‘We want to encourage wildlife because we deal with wildlife as well as domestic animals. We could provide a haven for wildlife. It’s adding to our facilities and adding to the work we are doing by helping wildlife.’
Last month saw volunteers from the Church of the Latter Day Saints clearing part of the path. And next month volunteers from the church in Liverpool will be doing their bit.
Anyone interested in helping should contact Margaret on 480368 or email email@example.com
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