The Friends of Chat Moss are a local group of the Lancashire, Manchester and North Merseyside Wildlife Trust.
We are a local group working, with Lancashire Wildlife Trust, to restore mosslands within the Chat Moss area, north of the City of Salford, Manchester, UK. Our two main sites are Cadishead & Little Woolden Moss which is a 115 Hectare, badly damaged previous peat extraction site, and Astley Moss, an 80 Hectare cut over mossland.
Our Mission Statement is:
The Friends of Chat Moss will work with the Lancashire Wildlife Trust and inspire the local communities to restore and care for the historic area of Chat Moss (comprised of Little Woolden, Cadishead and Astley Mosses) creating a reconnected living landscape and reintroducing species lost to the mosses, to enrich habitats for vulnerable wildlife and provide exciting green spaces for people to enjoy
We have work parties twice per week on one or other of our sites, usually accompanied by LWT’s Chat Moss Officer. Anyone interested in practical volunteering is welcomed, we aim to form a mutually respectful group who enjoy each other’s company and sharing ideas about the moss and the wildlife that is drawn to it. There are a great variety of tasks to suit different interests, ages and degrees of physical fitness.
Explore the site to find out all about our mosslands. Check out the wildlife pages to discover the huge range of creatures living on them. Head to the events page to see what there is to do and how you can help us. Read about what goes on in the blog.
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