1. Health and Harmony: the future for food, farming and the environment in a green Brexit

      The DPA, along with many other organisations, has responded to the government’s recent consultation looking at the future for food, farming and the environment in a green Brexit.

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    2. Dartmoor Matters 196 – Spring 2018

      News National Park UK Individual Volunteer of the Year 2017 Dartmoor’s spectacular dragonflies Two “Wild and Wondrous” walks on Dartmoor The elephant in the uplands – and the tale of two narratives Bracken control at Pudsham hay meadows The bumblebee year on the Moor National Park Societies 2018 conference – What Value our National Parks…

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    3. Tree workdays on 5th & 13th May cancelled

      Sorry to say, but the tree workdays on Saturday 5th  and Sunday 13th May has had to be cancelled. If we are able to re-arrange them we put details on our Events calendar and here.

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    4. DPA AGM Saturday 26th May 2018

      This is notification that the 2018 AGM of the Dartmoor Preservation Association will be held on Saturday 26th May 2018, starting at 2pm, at Bridestowe Village Hall. After the formal AGM we will have a guest speaker  –   John Walters, ecologist, wildlife artist and TV naturalist   A practical talk on creating a small-scale wildlife garden. Every…

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    5. Dartmoor Matters 195 Winter 2017-2018

      Contents: News Dartmoor Moorland Bird project Dartmoor: A Wild and Wondrous Region Lichens – Dartmoor’s hidden gems Rumblings from the Chair The Ancient Tenements of Dartmoor – Dunnabridge Farm Conservation – Bracken control 2017 and Inner Huccaby Ring – a small, but perfectly formed Bronze Age pound To download a copy please click here.

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    6. NEW GUIDE TO A SECRET CORNER OF DARTMOOR

      The Dartmoor Preservation Association (DPA) has published a guide to its land at High House Waste, near Cornwood on south-west Dartmoor.  Entitled Walk this way to High House Waste …, it is an eight-page booklet with illustrations.

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    7. Local support for the Dartmoor Conservation Garden

      Good news! Waitrose in Okehampton have chosen the Dartmoor Conservation Garden, a DPA project, to be one of their 3 supported ‘Community Matters’ for the whole of December, starting on Friday 1st.

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    8. National Award for Dartmoor volunteer, Derek Collins

      Each year, National Parks UK presents its UK Volunteer Awards, in recognition of the fantastic work carried out by the dedicated volunteers who work in the national parks. This year’s awards were announced on Saturday and the winner of the 2017 Individual category was Derek Collins of the Dartmoor Preservation Association.     Derek has…

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    9. Dartmoor’s Magnificent Mires on film

      The Magnificent mires team have just produced a beautiful film explaining about the importance of Dartmoor’s blanket bogs.

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    10. Fascinating talk on tracking birds – Mananton 20th October

      If you live in or around the Manaton area and are interested in the amazing work that is being done tracking birds, using minute transmitters, to support the conservation of Dartmoor’s birds don’t miss this opportunity to hear all about the work being done in Devon. click below for full details. MANATON FORUM BIRDS OCT…

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