Category Archives: Volunteering

Making Every Contact Count – supporting others to make healthier lifestyle choices

The Tamar Valley Centre, just 5 minutes walk from Gunnislake Train Station, will be hosting a one-day training event next month, delivered by Healthy Cornwall.   Making Every Contact Count is a technique that anyone can use to support and encourage … Continue reading

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Discovering Daffodils – new walks & art exhibition in the Tamar Valley

  A series of three daffodil walks, specially designed to showcase the great variety of historic daffodils in the Tamar Valley, has been produced and the leaflets are now ready to download at www.tamarvalley.org.uk. They will soon be available to … Continue reading

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Orchard Planting Day & Landowner Advice session to help Devon’s Bats

A Devon-based project dedicated to conserving one of the county’s most endangered animals is running a practical volunteer task day later this month, to plant apple trees back into a traditional orchard. A Landowner Advice day has also been planned … Continue reading

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Volunteers wanted to record Tamar Valley’s historic daffodils

Following the great success of the Heralds of Spring daffodil survey earlier this year, organisers are seeking volunteers to help record the early varieties of Tamar Valley daffodil. Training events for the National Lottery funded project, to record and raise … Continue reading

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Survey Results revealed at Tamar Valley Daffodil Project Conference

The much-loved National Lottery funded Heralds of Spring project, celebrating and recording local varieties of daffodils in the Tamar Valley landscape, held its conference earlier this month, where results from the spring survey were revealed. With standing room only, the … Continue reading

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Devon Bat Survey Walk and Research Talk in the Tamar Valley

Join members of the Devon Greater Horseshoe Bat Project team later this month, for a late afternoon walk and evening talk in the Tamar Valley to hear the latest findings on the research being carried out into these wonderful nocturnal … Continue reading

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Daffodil Conference celebrating Tamar Valley’s historic daffodils

Cast your mind back to early spring this year… were you deciding between a ‘trumpet’ or a ‘large cup’ and excitedly recording each different daffodil type you stumbled across in Tamar Valley hedges? If so, you’ll be pleased to here … Continue reading

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Saving The Tamar Valley’s Rarest Butterfly

Nature lovers in Devon and Cornwall are being asked to create a home for a rare and declining butterfly in the hope of boosting its numbers. The Heath Fritillary butterfly has suffered significant declines in the last forty years, with … Continue reading

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Tavistock Gets in the Groove with JTQ

The Wharf, Tavistock, was host to the James Taylor Quartet on Friday 24th March, to raise funds for, and increase awareness of, the Tamar Community Trust. Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Robert Plumb, tells us how the evening went. … Continue reading

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