Sat 29 Feb 20

Suffolk Naturalists 29th February

THE 2020 SNS CONFERENCE
“ON THE VERGE OF SUCCESS”
‘On the Verge of Success’ will be a national conference with the aim of sharing best practice on the management of roadside verges. There is increasing interest in these fragments of semi-natural grassland and their potential role as corridors for ecological networking. This will be an opportunity to find out more about some of the pioneering work happening in counties like Lincolnshire and Dorset, in adopting new technologies and county-wide’ wildlife verge management practices, which both benefit wildlife and save money.

 

Pre booked tickets will only be available on line from the website
Members get discounted tickets, but you will be able to join and buy a ticket at the same time.
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Download Venue Map & Programmehttp://www.sns.org.uk/graphics/Conf%20prog%202020.pdf

And why not click HEREhttp://www.sns.org.uk/pages/conference-old.shtml to see details and video of our last two conferences
and get a feel for what our conferences held in 2014 & 2016 were like.

CONFERENCE PROGRAMME
For Twitter use #SNSverge
Programme last updated 9th October 2019. Please check back for any ammendments.
09:30
Arrival and registration
(Tea and coffee available to buy from café)

10:00
Welcome and introduction to the day
Martin Sanford, chair of Suffolk Naturalists’ Society

10:10
Plantlife’s road verge campaign:
Transforming the way the UK’s verges are managed
Kate Petty Road Verge Campaign Manager

10.45
Hazel Dormice on road verges
Ian White, People’s Trust for Endangered Species

10:55
Buglife, B-Lines and Road verges
Catherine Jones Pollinator Officer

11.30
Suffolk County Council
Parish Roadside Nature Reserve Pilots
Holly Emmens, Cllr Richard Rout, Suffolk County Council

11:40 approx
Tea and coffee (provided)

12.05
On the verge of change: Managing Norfolk’s highways in an age of austerity
David White & Ed Stocker, Norfolk County Council, Natural Environment Team

12.15
Highways for Wildlife
Defending and extending the UK’s
road verge network for biodiversity

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