We have been working really hard here at Birchwood Shopping Centre to raise money for the Risley Moss Action Group to support the Nature Reserve. They are our designated charity of the year and so far we have raised an amazing £2,200 through our work with the charity and our events. Further money has been raised through donations and we would like to give a MASSIVE THANK YOU to all of you who have donated to us or directly to RIMAG to support their work in rebuilding the environment.
Risley Moss Nature Reserve was created following the last Ice Age and is locally referred to as the ‘mossland’. It is a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) because of its rare habitat and plants. The main feature of the Nature Reserve is its huge, beautiful mossland and stunning views from the raised Observation Tower, which has additional interesting facts relating to the bird species and landscape layout.
Our honesty Honesty Library has been a big source of funding as well as various events and competitions. Money raised helps support conservation work and aiding the site’s Rangers in; carrying out public events, practical and maintenance tasks and wildlife surveys. Donations also provide bird feed for the 20 difference species of bird seen from the woodland hide, during the cold winter months, and help to support community targeted events and equipment.