CFE campaign launch for Hertfordshire farmers
PUBLISHED: 19:08 03 March 2010 | UPDATED: 16:49 20 February 2013
FARMERS working to improve and enhance the natural environment of their land will be able to see at first hand plots for ground nesting birds, beetle banks and nectar flower mixes at the county launch of the Campaign for the Farmed Environment (CFE)
HERTFORDSHIRE farmers working to improve and enhance the natural environment of their land will be able to see at first hand plots for ground nesting birds, beetle banks and nectar flower mixes at the county launch of the Campaign for the Farmed Environment (CFE).
This special event is the first step in Hertfordshire of the CFE national campaign, which aims to extend the role that farmers and land managers play in providing and supporting habitat for wildlife, increasing biodiversity and caring for soil and water.
The launch takes place on Thursday, March 18 at Benington Lordship near Stevenage, a mixed estate with a very long history of environmental management. There will be similar events in every county throughout the eastern region during March.
Elizabeth Ranelagh (pictured) of the Farming and Wildlife Advisory Group is the campaigns regional co-ordinator. She explains, We are encouraging the people who work and manage our land to do yet more for the natural environment. We are asking them to support the campaign through voluntary measures, to retain uncropped farmland and to create and improve habitats for birds, insects and mammals.
But the most important thing is for farmers to sign up to the government's environmental stewardship scheme using some of the options highlighted by the campaign.
At Benington Lordship they will be given a presentation on the measures they might take and then there will be a farm walk to look at the practicalities.
The launch event takes place from 9.30am 1pm on Thursday, March 18. For details and bookings call 01223 874580 or email firstname.lastname@example.org